One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the chairman of the area board had a rather starchy personality’
staid, sedate, sober, stiff, reserved, impersonal, formal, pompous, prim, priggish, fogeyish, strait-laced, conformist, conventional, conservative, old-fashioned, of the old school
stodgy, stuffy, boring, dull, dreary, uninteresting
square, straight, fuddy-duddy, stick-in-the-mud, uptight
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