• Starched Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Stiffened with starch.
  2. (imp. & p. p.) of Starch
  3. (a.) Stiff; precise; formal.

• Starch Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Stiff; precise; rigid.
  2. (n.) Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality.
  3. (v. t.) To stiffen with starch.
  4. (n.) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

• Starchedness Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The quality or state of being starched; stiffness in manners; formality.