Definition of Stiltish

1. somewhat stilty [adj]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiltish

stiltbirds
stilted
stiltedly
stiltedness
stiltednesses
stilter
stilters
stiltier
stiltiest
stiltified
stiltifies
stiltify
stiltifying
stilting
stiltings
stiltish (current term)
stilts
stiltwalker
stiltwalkers
stilty
stilyard
stilyards
stim
stime
stimed
stimes
stimie
stimied
stimies
stiming

Literary usage of Stiltish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1843)
"Our style is " stiltish and verbose to a degree." We are " intemperate in language and coarse in manner." Our November article " forms the most striking ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1855)
"Pompous, stiltish, vainglorious, and overflowing with self-conceit, it brings before us a fine portly gentleman acting, as he thinks, a grand part in the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1846)
"The letter was either dry, stiff, methodical, and precise as a bill in Chancery, or stiltish and high-flown in sentiment and expression, the effusion of a ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1853)
"But really, ' the game is not worth the candle.' The term 'eloquent old man' is just as good, just as poetical, and neither stiltish nor affected. ..."

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