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divorcement

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disjunction, disjuncture, Disseverance, Disseverment, disunion, severance, partition, detachment, parting, separation.
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Correct spelling:
stilted

Synonyms:

adjective
all
contrived, hokey, stilted, artificial.
artificial, pretentious
angular, Euphuistic, overblown, flowery, prim, pompous, unnatural, high-sounding, high-flown, forced, inflated, aureate, pedantic, labored, genteel, formal, sonorous, egotistic, stiff, constrained, grandiloquent, rhetorical, magniloquent, decorous, wooden, bombastic, affected, mincing.
brittle
shortest, irritable, short.
dramatic
theatrical.
ostentatious
flamboyant, sensational, flashy, jaunty, flagrant, histrionic, snazzy, splashy, garish, ornate, ostentatious, vain, grandiose, fussy, forced, shameless, exhibitionistic, flourishing, pompous, dramatic, grandiloquent, Flaunting, opulent, affected, showy, gaudy, rakish, boastful, formal, blatant, dashing.
pretentious
false, showy, stiff, fraudulent, mannered, la-di-da, histrionic, ostentatious, stagy, posing, bogus, theatrical, studied, forced, overambitious, overdone, pretentious, mock, counterfeit, Impersonating, forged, imposture, artificial, Masquerading, fake, Euphuistic, facade, affected, imitation, synthetic, unnatural, deceitful, ersatz.
self-conscious
self-conscious, out of countenance.
stuffy
self-important, prim and proper, humorless, puffy.
wooden
Unhandy.
noun
pompous
prim, decorous, egotistic.
stilted
artificial, unnatural, contrived, affected.
Examples of usage:
  1. She had written and re- written, and altered and corrected, until all the freshness and originality were gone, and the whole was becoming stiff and stilted, and she was incapable of seeing whether she was improving or spoiling it. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  2. The lips of Billy Louise smiled and stopped just short of laughter, and she looked across at Ward Warren as if she expected him to laugh also at that frightfully virtuous though stilted adieu. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  3. Seven stilted arches of an aqueduct showed white through the canebrakes inland. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos

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