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starchy

adjective (FORMAL)    /ˈstɑː.tʃi/ US  /ˈstɑːr-/ informal disapproving
behaving in a formal way and without humour : Museums are trying to shake off their starchy image .Lacking humour
(Definition of starchy adjective (FORMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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