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Starchness  n.  The quality or state of being starched or starchy (5); stiffness of manner; preciseness.
Synonyms: starchedness.

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"Starchness" Quotes from Famous Books

... I bore my new dignities with an air of modest meekness. A certain degree of starchness is indispensable for a railway director, if he means to go forward in his high calling and prosper; he must abandon all juvenile eccentricities, and aim at the appearance of a decided enemy to free trade in the article of Wild Oats. Accordingly, as the first step towards ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845 • Various

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