Adjective "Starchy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of food or diet) containing a lot of starch.
  1. 'the school's starchy diet'
  2. 'These standards mean starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, rice and pasta must not be cooked in oil or fat more than three times a week.'
  3. 'The sleep-deprived people overwhelmingly asked for candy, starchy foods, and salty snacks such as potato chips.'
  4. 'In the tropics, you can still find other, less desirable banana varieties, mainly grown as a starchy food staple rather than a sweet treat.'
  5. 'Avoid fatty and fried foods and stick to starchy foods like rice, potatoes and pasta.'
  6. 'The Shambaa diet is composed of starchy foods such as rice, maize, and sweet potatoes.'
  7. 'So it is crucial to monitor your intake of glucose from starchy foods (bread, rice and potatoes), sugar and other sweet foods.'
  8. 'This love for raw food has extended well beyond just fruits and vegetables to include meats and starchy foods.'
  9. 'Infection rates could be further reduced by feeding hay, rather than the standard unhealthy starchy grain diet, for seven days prior to slaughter.'
  10. 'So include starchy foods like fruit, whole-wheat pasta, potatoes, oatmeal and brown rice in your sleep pantry.'
  11. 'Carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, rice and starchy vegetables release glucose and stimulate the production of insulin.'
(of clothing) stiff with starch.
  1. 'He was dressed in a very starchy white shirt that seemed two sizes too big and very ugly pants that seemed to be made of burlap.'
  2. 'Dresses also feature in the show, from starchy Victorian frocks to stylish evening numbers, reflecting the changing fashions of the early 20th century.'
Very stiff, formal, or prim in manner or character.
  1. 'Contestants chat in nervous bursts about other quizzes, the way the show works and its starchy dress code.'
  2. 'It's a bit starchy and formal.'
  3. 'I was intrigued to read in your autobiography that your relationship with your parents was starchy and formal, while you were close to your grandmother.'
  4. 'Devis's group portraits were of a stiff, starchy sort.'
  5. 'She was just way, way too prim and starchy for me.'
  6. 'It's quite a contrast from the stiff upper lip, starchy world of wool huntcoats that I've grown up with.'


1. of, relating to, or of the nature of starch.

2. containing starch.

3. stiffened with starch.

4. stiff and formal, as in manner.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be starchy in dresses."

"foods can be starchy."

"vegetables can be starchy."

"people can be starchy."

"vegetations can be starchy."

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