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Synonyms for starchy

so rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity

Synonyms for starchy

consisting of or containing starch

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rigidly formal

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Mixed with dots or geometric computer prints, offered straight up in nostalgic wallpaper patterns or blown up in 1940s and '50s retro designs, flowery prints can soften the starchiness of an architecturally structured dress or a skirt that stands primly away from the body.
Taste as you go; the rice should have a slight toothiness to it, but no pasty starchiness inside the grain.
"There's a decidedly contemporary and city-slicker feel all round - inside and out - with a deliberate lack of starchiness.
AA inspectors have credited Adam's with giving a masterclass in making a "good first impression", saying: "There's a decidedly contemporary and city-slicker feel all round - inside and out - with a deliberate lack of starchiness.
And according to Robinson, humanity's l0,000-year agricultural ad venture has been all about breeding away bitterness and selecting for sweetness, starchiness, and fat--and thus has been a kind of millennia-long war against the very nutrients that made early humans the healthy, vibrant creatures capable of inventing agriculture in the first place.
One pot chicken biryani Serves 4 | Basmati rice, 300g | 5 innamon Method | Wash the basmati rice a good few times to remove its starchiness. Leave the rice to soak in a bowl for half an hour.
Not only is it a cheap cupboard staple that's easy to cook, it has the starchiness we crave on cold nights and experts say it's good for our health, too.