1. stilted

adjective. ['ˈstɪltɪd'] artificially formal.


  • unnatural
  • artificial
  • contrived
  • hokey


  • unstudied
  • unaffectedness
  • unmoved
  • unemotional

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Words that Rhyme with Stilted

  • quilted
  • wilted
  • jilted

Example sentences of the word stilted

1. Verb, past participle
To determine whether your prose is stilted, read your sentence aloud to yourself, then to someone else.

2. Adjective
Much academic writing is still dry, stilted and written for a handful of other experts.

3. Verb, past tense
Dating was taking tea in the drawing room with the family, which understandably stilted the conversation.