Definition of starchily in US English:

starchily

adverb

  • See starchy

    • ‘And there's at least one goofy-great moment, as Sagnier coaxes Rampling to starchily bop around to a thumping techno song with the refrain of ‘Let's do it!’’
    • ‘In May, the FISA court starchily rejected the Justice Department's proposed new guidelines.’
    • ‘Still, the way the insolent and foul-mouthed Tora and the starchily patronizing Selma go from hostility to sisterhood is not without interest.’
    • ‘The inspector starchily assures him that his comments will be passed on.’
    • ‘The dullest piece here is a starchily respectful profile of Krishna Menon, the high commissioner in London for the Dominion of India.’

Pronunciation

starchily

/ˈstärCHəlē//ˈstɑrtʃəli/