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3 definitions found
 for starchy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 in manner; precise.
  
     Syn: starch.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  starchy
      adj 1: consisting of or containing starch; "starchy foods" [ant:
             starchless]
      2: rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and
         formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality" [syn: starchy,
         stiff, buckram]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "starchy":
     adhesive, amylaceous, clabbered, clammy, clotted, coagulated,
     curdled, doughy, firm, gaumy, gelatinous, glairy, gluelike, gluey,
     glutenous, glutinose, glutinous, gooey, grumous, gumbo, gumbolike,
     gumlike, gummous, gummy, heavy, inspissated, jelled, jellied,
     jellylike, mucilaginous, pasty, pokerlike, ramrodlike, renitent,
     rigid, rodlike, ropy, slabby, slimy, slithery, starched, sticky,
     stiff, stiff as buckram, stodgy, stringy, syrupy, tacky, taut,
     tenacious, tense, thick, thickened, tight, tough, tremelloid,
     tremellose, unrelaxed, virgate, viscid, viscose, viscous
  
  

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