stilted

(redirected from stiltedly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

stilted

Architect (of an arch) having vertical piers between the impost and the springing
References in periodicals archive ?
Thus, we in the US are relegated to working our way through the logic of slogans that are broadly informed by a reality that is everywhere manifest, but only stiltedly articulated.
The post's jerky cancellings ink the stamp, relet- tering stiltedly, as a puppet- acrobat walks about with high steps on his net, an alphabet of words and animals where the wire-embedded watermark's more integral expressiveness had first set its alabaster effigy.
If I hadn't seen it I would've never believed a man with the calm, collected outer-presence of Bob Elsford would so stiltedly fall to his knees, a great cry bellowing from the very ventricles of his heart as mistrusting disbelief molted into livid awe: confirmation of premonitions he'd harbored at the sound of the starting motor.