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starched

and starchy
mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also stiff.) No, he wasn’t quite stiff, but he was starched.
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starchy

verb
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The starchiness which characterized the East Coast elite in the 1950s has gone, he says.
He even made a virtue of his starchiness, refusing to bare his soul or exploit his family or faith for votes.
Maudie says: "We always called her Lady Diana but there was never any starchiness or ceremony with her.
Different beans vary in the time they need to get tender, and in their natural creaminess versus starchiness.
They lose a little of that stiffness, stuffiness and starchiness.
IF YOU love buying new jeans but hate the starchiness until they've been broken in, Gap have a solution.
years earlier," Fallows notes, "he could be kidded or jostled out of his starchiness -- and out of the maddeningly pedantic speech pattern in which he pauses for agonizing intervals before any .