stiltedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From stilted +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

stiltedness (usually uncountable, plural stiltednesses)

  1. self-consciousness, out-of-place formality, or forced behavior.
    • 1976, Great Singers On The Art Of Singing, James Francis Cooke, p.304
      While doing this I walk about the room so that there will not be any suggestion of stiltedness or vocal or muscular interference.