As a debate, this was a sideshow, 90 minutes of stilted silliness, an intermission interrupting the real deal.
Complete with stilted dialogue and cringe-worthy background music, the whole thing would be laughable were it not so terrifying.
We cannot merely try to recapture the stilted, inequitable, broken economy we left behind.
In Indonesia, our stilted professor was replaced with a man at ease who charmed his audience by speaking the local language.
The result is nothing extraordinary, but feels awkward and stilted.
The stiff, stilted words did not seem like Wolf, and the definite casting-off hurt her.
She was evidently infected by the stilted manner of her ridiculous lover.
As she spoke she rose, and, with stilted courtesy, so did the two men.
The letter of congratulation must be natural, not stilted, and must be sincere.
stilted, raised, usually applied to an arch when its centre is above the top of the jambs from which it springs.
early 14c., "a crutch," from Proto-Germanic *steltijon (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stelte "stilt," Old High German stelza "plow handle, crutch"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Application to "wooden poles for walking across marshy ground, etc." is from mid-15c. Meaning "one of the posts on which a building is raised from the ground" is first attested 1690s. Stilted in the figurative sense of "pompous, stuffy" is first recorded 1820.