Definition of Stilty

1. a. Unreasonably elevated; pompous; stilted; as, a stilty style.



Definition of Stilty

1. Adjective. (archaic) pompous ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a gait) uneven, as if walking on stilts ¹

3. Adjective. resembling stilts ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stilty

1. stiff [adj STILTIER, STILTIEST] - See also: stiff

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stilty

stiltednesses
stilter
stilters
stiltier
stiltiest
stiltified
stiltifies
stiltify
stiltifying
stilting
stiltings
stiltish
stilts
stiltwalker
stiltwalkers
stilty (current term)
stilyard
stilyards
stim
stime
stimed
stimes
stimie
stimied
stimies
stiming
stimmed
stimming
stims
stimulability

Literary usage of Stilty

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1. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"In birds the symptoms of stiffness of the neck, wings held in a fixed position, ruffled feathers, stilty gait are the most prominent. Diagnosis. ..."

2. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1894)
"Not so long ago the cobby type found favour, now the craze lies in the opposite direction, leggy, stiff, stilty, flat-sided, upright shouldered dogs being ..."

3. Big Game Shooting by Horace Gordon Hutchinson (1905)
"The form is slight and graceful, but the long slender legs impart a somewhat stilty appearance to this buck. When fully extended this stiff, ..."

4. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"... the noise redoubles as the favorite is observed to go ' like a bird,' or ' a lion,' to step along with sweeping stride, or to go ' short and stilty. ..."

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