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Definition of stilted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stilted

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈstɪltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪltɪd//
 
(disapproving)
 
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(of a way of speaking or writing) not natural or relaxed; too formal We made stilted conversation for a few moments.
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