stilted

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stiff and artificially formal

He gave a stilted bow and left.

Supported by stilts
{s} stiff and awkward, labored, forced, artificial
If someone speaks in a stilted way, they speak in a formal or unnatural way, for example because they are not relaxed. We made polite, stilted conversation = laboured easy. a stilted style of writing or speaking is formal and unnatural
Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation
artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
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Any of various wading birds of the genera Himantopus and Cladorhynchus, related to the avocet, that have extremely long legs and long thin bills
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A tall pillar or post used to support some structure; often above water
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Stiffly, or in an unnatural manner

It began with doggerel, spoken stiltedly by the quartet of presenters, who mocked what they had said but then continued to speak stiltedly throughout.

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A crutch; also, the handle of a plow
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A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking
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a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
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To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts
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Stilts are two long pieces of wood with pieces for the feet fixed high up on the sides so that people can stand on them and walk high above the ground. Any of certain species of shorebirds (family Recurvirostridae) that have long thin legs and a long slender bill and inhabit warm regions worldwide. Stilts, 14-18 in. (35-45 cm) long, live around ponds, probing in mud and weedy shallows for crustaceans and other small aquatic animals. The common stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is variably black-and-white with pink legs and red eyes
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long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
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long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
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long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground; "he was so tall I thought he was on stilts
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It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm
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Called also longshanks, stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer
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Either of two poles with footrests that allow someone to stand or walk above the ground; used mostly by entertainers
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one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground; "he was so tall I thought he was on stilts"
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Stilts are long upright pieces of wood or metal on which some buildings are built, especially where the ground is wet or very soft. They inhabit reed huts built on stilts above the water
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Any species of limicoline birds belonging to Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are remarkably long and slender
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{i} one of two poles with footrests that make it possible for the user to walk above the ground; high post used to support a structure above the surface of the ground or water; variety of wading bird
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in a stilted manner; "she answered him stiltedly
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