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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
starchy \starch"y\ (-[y^]), a.
1. Of or pertaining to starch.
2. Containing or consisting of starch; -- used especially of
3. Resembling starch; stiff.
4. Stiffened by use of starch; starched; -- of clothing.
5. Formal in manner; precise.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: consisting of or containing starch; "starchy foods" [ant:
2: rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and
formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality" [syn: starchy,
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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