Definition of Stiltedness

1. Noun. self-consciousness, out-of-place formality, or forced behavior. ¹



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Definition of Stiltedness

1. [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiltedness

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stillstands
stillwaterite
stilly
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stilpnosiderites
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stiltedness (current term)
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Literary usage of Stiltedness

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1. The BookmanPopular culture Periodicals (1911)
"... but they lack the stamp of probability ; while as for the manner of speech in which the dialogue is couched, it exhibits a curious stiltedness, ..."

2. The Bookman (1910)
"False ideals predominated ; stiltedness and exaggeration were in the social and political air. The Colonel Divers, Jefferson Bricks, ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... of expression or of learning that would lend to their use in colloquial or technical discourse an appearance of pedantry, stiltedness, or affectation. ..."

4. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"Actors of this character should bear in mind that any staginess or stiltedness will be fatal to its effect. As much has been said apropos of this drama, ..."

5. The Influence of Milton on English Poetry by Raymond Dexter Havens (1922)
"... and though it is undoubtedly better than most of its predecessors, more natural, less pompous and rhetorical, yet it has a curious stiltedness and ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... does it not? and seems to bring Lucia very near, in spite of what the later generation is pleased to call the stiltedness of the old-time verse. ..."

7. Chips from a German Workshop by Friedrich Max Müller (1870)
"The whole national element has been kept too much in the background in the conceit and high-stiltedness, not to say woodenness, of our critical researches. ..."

8. Representative British Dramas, Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"Actors of this character should bear in mind that any staginess or stiltedness will be fatal to its effect. As much has been said apropos of this drama, ..."

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