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adjective as in inflexible

adjective as in starchy

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With just-ripe bananas, the starch helps hold the cookies together, and the caramelization will bring out their natural sweetness.

Dig them up before the swamp freezes solid and you can take advantage of this valuable starch source.

Russets, packed with starch and relatively low in moisture, are ideal.

Add the onion, eggs, flour, potato starch, salt and pepper to the potatoes.

It does that by binding with a starch, such as flour, so the flour can absorb liquid evenly, thickening the gravy without clumping.

I asked, as I admired their beautiful silk outfits and their starched white faces and hair sculpted around their pretty faces.

Whitey was always impeccable, with his jeans starched, the tight leather jacket.

The comfort of stretch wool and jersey were lost in the starched silhouettes.

In an era of relaxed dress codes and wash-and-go hair, her style is painstakingly starched from head to toe.

They also seem to take special pleasure in needling the clean-cut, well-starched Romney camp.

The new restrictions on the use of starch will, says Captain Bathurst, affect the wearing of starched garments.

They differed in complexion, some of the newly arrived being delightfully fresh and pink under their starched bandeaux.

Any starched person would remind him constantly of Maria and her letter and her running away.

Within the most starched cravat there passes a windpipe and weasand, and under the thickliest embroidered waistcoat beats a heart.

They were furrowed with innumerable small wrinkles, and a night-cap with starched strings was knotted tightly under the chin.


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On this page you'll find 118 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to starched, such as: polite, precise, nominal, aloof, by the numbers, and ceremonious.

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