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synonyms for stilted

  • formal
  • labored
  • overblown
  • pompous
  • sonorous
  • affected
  • angular
  • aureate
  • bombastic
  • constrained
  • decorous
  • egotistic
  • euphuistic
  • flowery
  • forced
  • genteel
  • grandiloquent
  • high-flown
  • high-sounding
  • inflated
  • magniloquent
  • mincing
  • pedantic
  • prim
  • rhetorical
  • stiff
  • unnatural
  • wooden
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antonyms for stilted

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  • relaxed
  • genuine
  • honest
  • true
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How to use stilted in a sentence

The ubiquitous woman’s voice that could read your video’s text out loud in a slightly stilted, robotic cadence was suddenly replaced by one with an almost smirky, upbeat tone.
THE VOICES OF WOMEN IN TECH ARE STILL BEING ERASEDMAR HICKSAUGUST 3, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In place of the other characters’ stilted dialogue and comedic flat-liners, these two just hiss and roar and purr at each other monstrously.
WHY ISN’T SEAN SPICER MAULED BY ZOMBIES IN ZACK SNYDER’S ‘ARMY OF THE DEAD?’MELISSA LEONMAY 21, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Pelosi has had her own showdowns with Facebook after the company refused to remove a distorted video that was edited to make her speech appear stilted and slurred.
FACEBOOK WON’T TAKE DOWN AN AD THAT REP. ILHAN OMAR’S OFFICE SAYS COULD LEAD TO HARASSMENT AND DEATH THREATSCAT ZAKRZEWSKI, TONY ROMMMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Fortunately, Nersessian is a sufficiently gifted writer that even where her interpretations struck me as unconvincing or stilted, the strength of her sentences, in combination with her obvious passion for the poetry, carried me through.
TWO CENTURIES AFTER JOHN KEATS’S DEATH, HIS FAMOUS ODES ARE STILL SPARKING NEW DISCUSSIONSTROY JOLLIMOREFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With a stilted internet connection, this can become impossible.
THE LEARNING CURVE: DISTANCE LEARNING POSES MORE CHALLENGES FOR ENGLISH-LEARNERSWILL HUNTSBERRYOCTOBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
City leaders were intrigued but the back and forth was stilted.
HOW THE CITY CAME TO LEASE A LEMONLISA HALVERSTADT AND JESSE MARXAUGUST 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Thats an imitation of the stilted expressions of the Japs and Chinks, interrupted Chetwood.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
The Southern poetry of the civil war was even more rhetorical and stilted than that of the North.
STUDIES IN FOLK-SONG AND POPULAR POETRYALFRED M. WILLIAMS
The style is stilted, and there is no attempt at delineation of character.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Avoid all stilted phrases and studied efforts at consolation.
THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
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