stilted Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stilted" in British English

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stiltedadjective

uk   /ˈstɪl.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/ disapproving
(of a person's ​behaviour or way of ​speaking or writing) too ​formal and not ​smooth or ​natural: He writes in a ​formal and ​somewhat stilted ​style. The ​dialoguesounded stilted and ​unnatural, ​perhaps because of the ​translation from the ​originalRussian.
stiltedly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of stilted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stiltedadjective

 us   /ˈstɪl·tɪd/
(of ​behavior, ​speech, or writing) too ​formal and not ​smooth or ​natural: Legal ​languagetends to be very stilted.
(Definition of stilted from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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