stilted


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Synonyms for stilted

Synonyms for stilted

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

Synonyms for stilted

artificially formal

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But instead of improving the storyline with this mimicry, the stilted narration just highlighted the difference in the quality of storytelling.
Indeed, perhaps the critical moment in the narrative -- I won't give it away, but let's just say it involves an encounter between the oral and the visual -- loses its power in the context of Warren and Trina's stilted, faltering relationship.
A stilted affair, like all of Czinner's multi-camera productions, it's still a valuable record of Nureyev's extraordinary partnership with Margot Fonteyn.
One complaint that will deter potential sympathizers: the obviously translated material is stilted and full of errors.
Unfortunately, the author has a scholarly, stilted writing style, that makes the book read like a textbook.
Emphasized are the stilted speech patterns that reflect part of the Amish way.
Yes, you can actually watch, in a sort of stilted real-time, the output of those Big Brotherish cameras sprinkled across the nation's highways and byways.