starchy

  • 1 starchy — stär chē adj, starch·i·er; est containing, consisting of, or resembling starch <starchy foods> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 2 starchy — starch y ( [y^]), a. 1. Of or pertaining to starch. [PJC] 2. Containing or consisting of starch; used especially of foods. [PJC] 3. Resembling starch; stiff. [1913 Webster] 4. Stiffened by use of starch; starched[1]; of clothing. [PJC] 5. Formal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 starchy — index rigid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 starchy — 1802, from STARCH (Cf. starch) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 starchy — [adj] formal, stiff ceremonious, conventional, inflexible, mannered, prim, reserved, rigid, starched*, stilted, strait laced, strict, stuffy*; concept 401 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 starchy — ► ADJECTIVE (starchier, starchiest) 1) (of food) containing a lot of starch. 2) (of clothing) stiff with starch. 3) informal very stiff, formal, or prim in manner or character. DERIVATIVES starchily adverb starchiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 starchy — [stär′chē] adj. starchier, starchiest 1. of, containing, or like starch 2. stiffened with starch 3. stiff; formal; unbending starchily adv. starchiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 starchy — UK [ˈstɑː(r)tʃɪ] / US [ˈstɑrtʃɪ] adjective Word forms starchy : adjective starchy comparative starchier superlative starchiest 1) starchy foods have a lot of starch in them 2) used for describing a person who is very formal and does not show much …

    English dictionary

  • 9 starchy — adjective (starchier; est) Date: 1802 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling starch < starchy foods > 2. formal, stiff < a starchy lawyer > • starchily adverb • starchiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 starchy — starch|y [ˈsta:tʃi US ˈsta:r ] adj 1.) containing a lot of ↑starch 1(1) ▪ starchy foods 2.) BrE very formal and correct in your behaviour used in order to show disapproval ▪ She spoke in a rather starchy manner. >starchily adv >starchiness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 starchy — [[t]stɑ͟ː(r)tʃi[/t]] starchier, starchiest ADJ GRADED Starchy foods contain a lot of starch. ...starchy and sticky glutinous rices …

    English dictionary

  • 12 starchy — adjective 1 containing a lot of starch 1 (1): starchy foods 2 very formal and correct in your behaviour: Not knowing what to say or do he became stiff and starchy. starchily adverb starchiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 starchy — adj. Starchy is used with these nouns: ↑food …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 starchy — starch|y [ startʃi ] adjective 1. ) starchy foods have a lot of STARCH in them 2. ) used for describing a person who is very formal and does not show much feeling …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 starchy — [ˈstɑːtʃi] adj starchy foods have a lot of STARCH in them …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 starchy — /ˈstatʃi/ (say stahchee) adjective (starchier, starchiest) 1. relating to, or of the nature of, starch. 2. containing starch. 3. stiffened with starch. 4. stiff and formal, as in manner: *She went so far as to resign her job and have an interview …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 starchy — krakmolingas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Turintis daug krakmolo. atitikmenys: angl. starchy rus. крахмалистый …

    Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • 18 starchy — starchily, adv. starchiness, n. /stahr chee/, adj., starchier, starchiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch. 2. containing starch. 3. stiffened with starch. 4. stiff and formal, as in manner. [1795 1805; STARCH + Y1] …

    Universalium

  • 19 starchy — adjective a) Of or pertaining to starch. b) Containing starch …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 starchy — Synonyms and related words: adhesive, amylaceous, clabbered, clammy, clotted, coagulated, curdled, doughy, firm, gaumy, gelatinous, glairy, gluelike, gluey, glutenous, glutinose, glutinous, gooey, grumous, gumbo, gumbolike, gumlike, gummous,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

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