Meaning of “stilted” in the English Dictionary

"stilted" in British English

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stiltedadjective

uk /ˈstɪl.tɪd/ us /ˈstɪl.tɪd/ disapproving

(Definition of “stilted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stilted" in American English

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stiltedadjective

us /ˈstɪl·tɪd/

(of behavior, speech, or writing) too formal and not smooth or natural:

Legal language tends to be very stilted.

(Definition of “stilted” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)