Synonym of starchy

Alternative for starchy

starchier, starchiest

Synonym: buckram, stiff,

Adjective

Stiffly formal in nature
formal stiff prim sober ceremonious fogeyish pompous priggish punctilious conservative conventional correct decorous proper staid stilted stodgy strait-laced austere mannered nice prudish reserved rigid sedate solemn square starched strict straight uptight fuddy-duddy old-fashioned stiff-necked of the old school stick-in-the-mud stuffy puritanical Victorian prissy schoolmarmish old-maidish schoolmistressy goody-goody moralistic Grundyish genteel niminy-piminy dignified narrow-minded narrow mimsy governessy prim and proper stately straitlaced precise courtly bluenosed straightlaced smug nice-nelly respectable severe seemly puritan demure distinguished polite tight-laced Pecksniffian fastidious imposing august scrupulous overnice exact ceremonial traditional affected particular official portly moral self-righteous sanctimonious sententious censorious holier-than-thou bigoted shockable pedantic old-maid stern overmodest forbidding rigorous finicky fussy meticulous overscrupulous self-satisfied artificial careful civil courteous imperial orthodox upright po-faced conforming regal majestic couth refined square-toed imperious serious important magisterial just so ascetic pietistic pious fanatical disapproving hair-shirt spartan ornate elaborate Pharisaic abstemious abstinent ritualistic portentous reverential hypocritical complacent vain momentous pi squeamish forced straight-laced god-fearing unctuous virtuous PC overexact simpering mincing pretentious offish illiberal blue-nose cleanly good dapper stickling choosy spic-and-span snobbish spruce wooden nit-picking unnatural laboured strained politically correct goody two-shoes deferential icy frigid unrelaxed ritual impersonal deadly musty conformist deliberate measured labored humourless fusty old-fogeyish grandiose foetid self-important hot bloated warm fetid arrogant smoky supercilious humorless smelly puffy noble as dry as dust conscientious slow-moving lofty decent diligent thorough painstaking exalted accurate attentive ultra-careful studious grand venerable lordly kingly right standard suitable befitting fitting unbending religious persnickety detailed mathematical perfectionist methodical honourable eminent highbrow composed gracious proud impressive honorable fit approved mannerly civilized accepted well-mannered precious inflexible unsympathetic aloof epicene hair-splitting exacting finical pernickety nitpicking demanding apt appropriate usual customary sombre respected highfalutin' superior magnificent great aristocratic somber distingué grave nifty remote unfriendly haughty detached diplomatic kosher OK withdrawn unsocial undemonstrative restrained unapproachable uncommunicative reticent taciturn antisocial unforthcoming unresponsive laborious acceptable becoming de rigueur civilised okay done self-respecting overconscientious heedful assiduous conscionable observant punctual formalistic straight arrow keeping people at arm's length by the numbers stand-offish comme il faut right stuff namby-pamby goody-two-shoes right on good eye picky close delicate sedulous critical discriminating industrious minute dainty nit-picky choosey finicking fine fussbudgety hypercritical over-particular unerring judicious faithful persevering searching carping hard-working captious hard to please systematic zealous scientific pass-remarkable overcritical fault-finding difficult faddy quibbling cavilling explicit pinpoint unflagging cautious reliable constant loving caviling selective sharp faddish definite literal spot-on overparticular pettifogging over-exacting unmistakable busy defined persistent active exhaustive veridical tireless full thoughtful dedicated engaged regular hairline employed bustling solid working circumspect hairsplitting vigilant plugging on the button precisionist fussbudget on the nose difficult to please tough literalist dogmatic literalistic formalist purist specific scholastic casuistical casuistic sophistical sophistic authentic veracious faultless stringent true truthful factual earnest niggling particularized intent indefatigable watchful prudent faultfinding just genuine uncompromising blow-by-blow tied-up hopping occupied overdelicate sagacious deft discriminative skilful skillful concrete distinct untiring itemized matter-of-fact swotty regardful thoroughgoing orderly ultraprecise steadfast strenuous steady circumstantial clear-cut over-fastidious discreet chary discerning keen dependable particularised itemised impossible to please fiddly sticklerish eager beaver by the book on the money unfavorable unfavourable unswerving criticizing surgical stickler awkward unwearied inch-perfect subtle judgemental undeviating unfailing unremitting determined concentrating listening grinding whiz tricky overrefined ordered controlled calculated microscopic sensitive choicy overprecise loyal principled fixed rough topical intrinsic duteous pure criticising perceptive acute high-minded upstanding actual complex complicated well organized overfastidious fretful picky-picky old maidish obsessive trivial crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's ethical righteous right-minded complete old womanish considered hanging in hanging tough playing safe walking on eggs provident unwavering wary guarded intensive minding p's and q's heart and soul into concerned canny considerate alert politic prompt timely over-censorious selfdisciplined errorless in-depth calculating unambiguous perfect judgmental rejective definitive flawless certain balanced rational logical pragmatic deep reasoned levelheaded reasonable queasy cagey infallible dogged driven tenacious scolding diagnostic demeaning disparaging cynical analytical judgy exceptive reproachful trenchant sarcastic penetrating contemptuous withering humbling calumniatory belittling biting censuring derogatory cavillous lowering critic harsh nagging cutting choleric condemning satirical going to great lengths lifelike fair convincing realistic clocklike specialized specialised gingerly ceremonialistic routine established leery sage safe prescribed mature committed pertinacious error-free easily disgusted very careful immediate seasonable on time early speedy unrelenting eager veristic verisimilar set playing one's cards close to one's chest softly-softly well thought-out well-grounded slogging operose persisting plodding true to life expeditious recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready telling it like it is on the nail fact-based spot on on the beam on the mark bang on to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed word-perfect as it really happened spot on time under the wire bang on time protective shielding mollycoddling protecting patronizing overprotective patronising restrictive

Adjective

Bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced
narrow-minded illiberal intolerant provincial insular parochial petty small-minded conservative reactionary narrow prejudiced biased bigoted short-sighted conventional hidebound blinkered close-minded localist petty-minded small-town ultra-conservative diehard dyed-in-the-wool inward-looking myopic sectarian strait-laced dogmatic entrenched inflexible limited partisan restricted rigid discriminatory moralistic priggish prim prudish puritanical stuffy blimpish chauvinist chauvinistic Lilliputian little nationalistic opinionated parish-pump picayune prissy racialist racist sexist shockable small claustral jerkwater closed-minded pigheaded unenlarged puritan obdurate borné inexorable partial local sectional regional one-sided confined fanatical set xenophobic jaundiced selfish uncharitable unfair uncompromising mean localized ungenerous unsophisticated localised unimaginative parti pris unadventurous factional contained district exclusive town civic parish geographical divisional bounded territorial vernacular neighborhood warped grudging unjust fundamentalist neighbourhood doctrinaire stingy anti-gay homophobic anti-Semitic heterosexist individualistic circumscribed distorted extreme introverted shallow hick constricted lopsided one-eyed short-term improvident closed suburban twisted contracted secluded sequestered separated clannish cliquish uninformed self-centred set in one's ways schismatic shabby spiteful upcountry corn-fed jingoistic obstinate extremist fanatic denominational homespun rude unpolished outmoded pastoral bucolic simple homegrown unfashionable cheap self-centered slanted mean-minded lacking foresight delimited particular specific contemptible malicious mean-spirited resentful vindictive inequitable religious sceptical nonconforming skeptical dissident nonconformist splinter constrained non-objective loaded weighted unobjective influenced coloured unsympathetic ageist disablist conditioned unforgiving dictatorial separate divided prepossessed classist fattist inclined blind presupposing predisposed intransigent leaning colored preconceived personal private special group individual irritable unwilling outraged short-fuse antipathetic indignant unindulgent snappy irate averse upset worked-up waspish contemptuous unforbearing hateful fractious disdainful tilted separatist national party class racial traditional orthodox unprogressive ultraconservative brassbound paleoconservative standpat traditionalistic unenlightened authoritarian tight sordid archconservative mossbacked strict despotic undemocratic parsimonious miserly alt-right anti-democratic oppressive repressive tightfisted totalitarian party political close-fisted draconian fascist tyrannical proscriptive greedy antiliberal penny-pinching intractable legendary old-school old-fashioned old-line buttoned-down button-down die-hard set in your ways hard-line set in one's opinions fixed in one's views

Adjective

Shy and fond of being on one's own
demure modest bashful coy retiring shy diffident reserved unassuming reticent decorous meek prim mild prissy proper prudish quiet timid decent ladylike respectable sedate seemly shrinking sober staid strait-laced timorous chaste innocent maidenly priggish pure virginal virtuous backward coquettish down-to-earth goody-goody humble introverted kittenish lowly old-maidish puritanical recessive self-effacing sheepish straight unpretentious withdrawn affected niminy-piminy retired square uptight blushing close earnest nice serious silent skittish solemn unassertive unassured prim and proper restrained unobtrusive gentle cool vestal undefiled peaceful reclusive immaculate subdued self-restrained unsullied virgin uncommunicative secretive moral placid serene conventional inhibited undemonstrative solitary standoffish mousy uncorrupted unostentatious soft-spoken clean simple unsociable fearful unpresuming taciturn formal distant aloof cold self-contained cautious collected sinless close-mouthed self-conscious insecure offish wholesome media-shy nervous unconfident apprehensive unblemished plain hesitant discreet constrained unforthcoming composed soft polite G-rated unapproachable private eremitic aw-shucks docile embarrassed introvert celibate unaffected deferential refined uncompanionable abstinent lamblike incorrupt controlled intact unambitious withdrawing pure as the driven snow shamefaced detached maiden unboastful frigid unresponsive rabbity unwed peaceable misanthropic icy ceremonious noncommittal spotless stand-offish self-denying unmarried temperate reverent uncontaminated mim good elegant angelic faint-hearted inconspicuous submissive unpretending ordinary reluctant overmodest resigned becoming befitting low-key calm genteel inward-looking yielding fit dignified compliant fitting remote tentative wary suitable abashed unfriendly acquiescent forbearing closemouthed gentlemanly guarded laconic cowed self-controlled mannerly chary hermitic untainted tender pleasant upright right snobbish affable thoughtful tame manageable compassionate nongregarious guiltless pacific respectful moderate caring tight-lipped obliging stainless conforming done comely courteous lenient benevolent benign continent meet de rigueur well-mannered sympathetic austere in good taste softhearted untarnished mellow neat intemerate monogamous inexperienced impotent warmhearted gracious harmless free of sin squeaky clean unoffensive good-natured comme il faut tender-hearted mild-mannered non-confrontational arch flirtatious simpering genuine natural evasive artless ingenuous severe girlish delicate doubtful unsure introspective unaggressive apologetic low-profile unnoticeable independent honourable honorable orthodox unstained platonic antisocial isolated prudent self-doubting uncertain indrawn weak-kneed trembling quaking cowering unsocial ungregarious insular ashamed socially inhibited hermit-like hermitical contemplative self-absorbed self-interested pensive obsequious servile dubious suspicious flinching distrustful blenching unpoised subtle understated toned-down repressed low-keyed muted unflashy unrevealing eremetic easily frightened lacking courage casual unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious uninterested indifferent egoless obedient unprotesting spineless unresisting spiritless ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed self-centred in line keeping a low profile reverential subservient by the numbers by the book free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel self-deprecating ill at ease patient self-centered wimpish mousey yellow scary fearsome gutless yellow-bellied tremulous chicken sissy trepidatious fainthearted biddable resistless supplicatory seclusive secret non-communicative self-sufficient anchoritic eremitical all alone tractable sycophantic long-suffering nunlike unaffable unexpansive faint recreant cowardly poor-spirited afraid frightened scared shuddering conservative impeccable unimposing flawless not forward doubting inelaborate unextravagant righteous verecund recoiling blushful kind poor homely faithful pristine impeccant easily embarrassed faultless blameless small unadorned holy irreproachable white perfect uncorrupt unexcessive unembroidered economical unornamented token honest cleanhanded inculpable genial considerate amiable clean-living free from sin exemplary agreeable pleasing sackless unoffending chilly dumb unemotional tranquil pabulum Milquetoast tolerant nothing orderly wishy-washy zero longanimous passive lily-white understanding easygoing merciful congenial kindly likeable humane sociable bland goodhearted motherly fatherly loving sweet-tempered laid back good-humored sisterly dovelike tenderhearted lovable maternal brotherly cheerful likable large-hearted good-humoured kind-hearted friendly amicable dove-like forgiving kindhearted paternal Olympian free of not guilty whiter than white squeaky-clean as pure as the driven snow unruffled easy imperturbable unflappable sensitive steady complaisant serious-minded grave correct unshaken unperturbed together recollected untroubled self-composed level possessed coolheaded undisturbed stiff limpid equal unworried self-possessed stuffy smooth stick-in-the-mud boring soft-hearted appropriate sombre deliberate dispassionate stately somber cold sober tasteful tactful cool as cucumber courtly civilized polished couth well behaved well-behaved well mannered well bred seasonable ceremonial civilised au fait frosty impersonal cold-eyed unbending asocial mum mom dry unclubbable unsympathetic standoff cold-blooded haughty unwelcoming mute passionless unfeeling buttoned-up apathetic speechless clammed up emotionless glacial chill impassive wooden phlegmatic tongue-tied forbidding uncordial close-lipped stolid inhospitable gelid unexpressive hostile untalkative buttoned up disdainful clammy antiseptic brittle hard-eyed stony careful supercilious affectless uncongenial unenthusiastic tightlipped sententious incommunicable incommunicative wintry poker-faced wintery lukewarm coldish stoical frozen arctic stilted sparing uncommunicable laid-back unneighbourly stoic impassible numb cagey uninvolved hushed wordless circumspect unmoved curt brooding uppity dark callous inarticulate unspeaking unneighborly tight-mouthed cool, calm and collected judicious unexcitable stern rigid heartless on the QT matter-of-fact reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless dour clamlike measured at a loss for words unamicable clinical pompous offhand contained sensible politic dried-up uncivil offended impertinent procacious annoyed impudent insolent level-headed antagonistic nonchalant alert heedful hush-hush unpassioned abstract rational gingerly safe hard-hearted deadpan watchful vigilant mumchance attentive calculating flat cold-hearted balanced dummied up disciplined abstracted in check unimpassioned preoccupied mannered not talkative cold as ice businesslike strained lost for words awkward cloistered unloving unsentimental diplomatic enigmatic snooty cynical proud unwilling deep under control still uncomfortable off disagreeable secluded unkind unpleasant ungracious ascetic rude thick-skinned hard-boiled stuck up insensible dried up fogeyish putting on airs leery arrogant jaundiced lone inimical stuck-up old-fashioned equable removed insouciant negative neutral inapproachable discourteous spacey dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded inaccessible expressionless toneless hollow dead blank vacant uncharitable hateful narrow-minded insensitive objective bottled up hardened grouchy strict starched spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest pococurante impartial keeping people at arm's length out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional fuddy-duddy with reservations even warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed bereft of speech not given to excesses stiff-necked unextreme avoidant unaffectionate unamiable unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated tamed restricted limited brusque superior contrived laboured artificial ungenial mopey mopish camera-shy insociable scowling punctilious sequestered half-hearted tepid hung up steely flinty unhappy depressing mean-looking stodgy ungainly alienated put on airs unconversational unsmiling low-pitched low muffled hushful short outside repellent lifeless hard fierce discouraging off-putting hermitlike unenthused labored monastic exact precise cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory cold-shoulder contemptuous withering unagitated inflexible uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic hardhearted official bureaucratic inhuman stony-hearted disinclined loath hesitating wavering indisposed unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah unwilling to mix with other people sceptical wouldn't say boo to a goose pokerfaced featureless colorless soulless gray colourless grey uncolored depersonalised faceless candid depersonalized nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip malevolent shut away straight arrow shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove straight-faced indurated inexcitable averse astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy pessimistic inhumane aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise considered not excessive compromising lonely alone strictly business cold turkey dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted selfish sarcastic hating egoistic sardonic egotistical misanthropical companionless shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless skeptical unaccompanied knocked for six astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled blithe surly sour lonesome full of common sense well balanced calculable unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only deadly musty conformist aggressive ill-natured suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself quarrelsome unanxious old-fogeyish nasty keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair antipathetic menacing adversary obnoxious mortal impolite adversarial unmannerly unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own lofty nonplussed cross ill-disposed against conflicting opposite estranged malicious disaffected malignant spiteful competitive unpromising contrary warlike vengeful acrimonious opposed censorious combative grudging gruff unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless negligent undaunted non-committal on ice as dry as dust cold fish lone wolf vague not on speaking terms overcareful canny overcautious

Adjective

Not friendly
unfriendly hostile antagonistic cold disagreeable chilly sour surly aloof distant inimical unsympathetic cool frosty inhospitable misanthropic uncongenial unsociable aggressive antisocial frigid ill-natured unamicable unneighbourly unpleasant unaffable unkind unsocial unwelcoming quarrelsome reserved stand-offish unapproachable withdrawn disdainful haughty impersonal indifferent nasty severe stern stiff supercilious uncommunicative unforthcoming adversarial adversary antipathetic antiseptic arctic brittle chill clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed coldish discourteous frozen gelid glacial hard-eyed icy impolite jaundiced menacing mortal negative obnoxious rude uncivil uncordial ungracious unmannerly wintery wintry cross ill-disposed Olympian acrimonious against censorious combative competitive conflicting contrary disaffected estranged grouchy grudging gruff hateful malicious malignant opposed opposite spiteful uncharitable unneighborly unpromising vengeful warlike not on speaking terms remote standoffish detached unresponsive offish unbending asocial formal unclubbable standoff unemotional dry forbidding solitary reticent buttoned-up undemonstrative austere dispassionate unfeeling reclusive unenthusiastic emotionless taciturn unconcerned passionless stony opposing restrained introverted lukewarm wooden averse uninterested anti retiring guarded secretive incurious hard apathetic offhand uncompanionable uppity silent cold-hearted stuffy shy quiet private down on unamiable unloving unfavourable uninvolved off unfavorable introvert close diffident eremitic self-contained constrained annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent unreceptive agin conventional laconic snobbish media-shy closemouthed cold as ice close-mouthed tight-lipped at odds retired set against malevolent dead set against off-putting cynical uncooperative steely repellent fierce abstracted phlegmatic affectless suspicious preoccupied inapproachable confrontational distrustful proud inaccessible snooty impassive disobliging ungregarious incompatible short demure uptight hesitant ceremonious laid back self-restrained allergic cautious stuck-up stuck up rigid resistant prim inflexible putting on airs backward dumb muted reluctant strait-laced keeping people at arm's length eremetic stilted at variance oppugnant at odds with dissenting from in disagreement with at variance with on the warpath unsavoury harsh objectionable unattractive ungenial malign avoidant ungenerous unlikeable tough grim half-hearted tepid introspective discouraging stolid xenophobic unhappy depressing unmoved unaffectionate contained contemptuous withering seclusive iced abhorrent mean heartless bad-tempered mopey mopish unenthused brusque flinty sober cheerless superior unsmiling passive nongregarious brooding scowling spiritless ill-tempered unsavory callous hardhearted stoic numb stoical impassible lifeless stony-hearted casual removed disinterested alienated insensitive lofty cold-shoulder belligerent discreet adverse laid-back contentious ascetic hermitlike oppositional independent hard-hearted thick-skinned hard-boiled on ice adversative accusatorial argumentative isolated cold fish lone wolf insular loveless hermitic hermit-like hermitical acting in opposition unrevealing unwilling to mix with other people pompous ungainly sceptical unaccommodating non-communicative self-sufficient all alone staid exact precise mute unhelpful correct proper untalkative tongue-tied unconversational secret mum loath unwilling disinclined inhumane pessimistic affected starched uncompromising unamenable obstructive speechless tight-mouthed wordless curt dark clamlike seemly official serious mumchance unreasonable difficult unobliging selfish hating egoistic sarcastic sardonic egotistical narrow-minded misanthropical polite evasive mom hush-hush modest indisposed straight arrow by the numbers stiff-necked at a loss for words businesslike skeptical inhibited timid shrinking self-effacing on the QT dried up buttoned up clammed up unyielding uneager perverse fromward afraid disliking unsentimental mild soft-spoken peaceful sedate composed placid bashful gentle serene noncommittal collected insociable arrogant neutral matter-of-fact self-controlled hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to cussed incongruous clashing bureaucratic clinical inhuman mean-looking having no use for unfavourably disposed to put on airs bloody-minded discordant featureless uncolored strictly business straight impartial depersonalised faceless candid cold turkey unpassioned colorless careful soulless depersonalized gray colourless grey equal measured nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous poker-faced monolithic antithetical different dissimilar disparate variant polar inconsistent inharmonious contradictory dissonant irreconcilable discrepant mutually exclusive irresoluble poles apart diametrically opposed coy unassertive unassuming sheepish humble meek timorous recessive controlled calm self-conscious embarrassed unconfident close-lipped insecure apprehensive unexpressive wary mousy moderate unpretentious nervous temperate unobtrusive conservative tightlipped sententious incommunicable blushing incommunicative fearful sparing uncommunicable chary down-to-earth cagey considerate hushed thoughtful circumspect unpresuming prudent repressed unassured inarticulate unspeaking cool, calm and collected judicious unruffled unflappable chaste unexcitable nice prudish aw-shucks decorous subdued imperturbable simple reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless abashed dour steady lowly tactful skittish shamefaced self-possessed tentative priggish unostentatious withdrawing sensible politic dried-up uncurious level-headed unaffected nonchalant square pure alert heedful rabbity rational gingerly safe deadpan tranquil virginal virtuous watchful vigilant decent attentive calculating flat balanced dummied up unsure disciplined in check unimpassioned mannered not talkative inward-looking faint-hearted strained lost for words awkward cloistered maidenly diplomatic soft enigmatic unpretending deep recluse coquettish under control still uncomfortable kittenish inconspicuous prissy secluded unboastful courteous anchoritic eremitical mim insensible puritanical niminy-piminy fogeyish leery overmodest lone old-fashioned equable plain solemn insouciant spacey dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded untroubled expressionless toneless hollow dead blank bland vacant objective bottled up ill at ease hardened strict unexpansive spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest prim and proper pococurante out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional self-centred fuddy-duddy with reservations stick-in-the-mud easy even self-centered warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed unexcessive bereft of speech not given to excesses unextreme unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated deliberate tamed restricted limited vestal unsullied undefiled contrived laboured artificial girlish doubtful socially inhibited camera-shy arch flirtatious retreated aseptic kind punctilious sequestered genuine natural hung up immaculate intact self-doubting uncertain stodgy docile ashamed ingenuous ordinary artless unambitious apologetic respectful indrawn low-pitched low muffled hushful low-keyed simpering outside dubious blenching flinching unpoised low-key unaggressive contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed unnoticeable low-profile labored not forward monastic cowering weak-kneed trembling quaking cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory unimposing ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed unagitated uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops lacking courage easily frightened unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic keeping a low profile hesitating wavering ladylike respectable unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah self-deprecating free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel wouldn't say boo to a goose innocent pokerfaced wimpish mousey yellow gutless tremulous chicken fainthearted scary fearsome yellow-bellied sissy trepidatious resigned undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable tolerant regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible goody-goody old-maidish buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip shut away shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove delicate lenient abstinent peaceable straight-faced indurated inexcitable astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy earnest aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise faint cowardly shuddering recreant poor-spirited frightened scared considered not excessive compromising lonely alone dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded benign even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted companionless shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless unaccompanied knocked for six cool as cucumber astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled unperturbed blithe lonesome good full of common sense well balanced calculable serious-minded unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only unworried deadly musty conformist suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself unanxious old-fogeyish keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled genteel narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair doubting unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own verecund blushful recoiling nonplussed unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless undisturbed negligent undaunted easily embarrassed non-committal as dry as dust vague overcareful canny overcautious

Adjective

Calm, dignified, and unhurried
sedate calm composed tranquil placid serene serious dignified earnest unruffled collected proper sober cool demure imperturbable staid unflappable decorous quiet seemly steady grave serious-minded coolheaded equal formal level limpid peaceful possessed prim recollected self-composed self-possessed smooth solemn stiff stuffy together undisturbed unperturbed unshaken untroubled unworried boring stick-in-the-mud deliberate dispassionate somber sombre stately cold sober cool as cucumber relaxed unfazed unflustered equable at peace unmoved unagitated poised cool, calm and collected nonplussed at ease unemotional laid-back chilled unbothered still unexcitable even-tempered controlled cool-headed nonchalant impassive easygoing self-controlled equanimous level-headed phlegmatic undismayed stoical stolid levelheaded easy unconcerned as cool as a cucumber halcyon stilly temperate hushed pacific assured sensible easy-going unexcited self-assured even restful casual rational resolute confident lown detached grounded carefree balanced stable cool as a cucumber constant unanxious unstirred unaffected gentle stoic peaceable clearheaded happy-go-lucky devil-may-care reserved patient sleepy relaxing regular soothing insouciant moderate blithe uninterrupted unbroken undemonstrative blasé untouched retired mild contented disimpassioned comfortable trouble-free keeping your cool without a care in the world urbane reliable dependable unimpassioned fair content reasonable unshakable calmed realistic mature free from interference free from interruption free from disturbance commonsensical practical businesslike unflurried sound philosophical wise reposeful secure passionless self-confident centered centred mellow well-balanced in control sure of oneself full of common sense down-to-earth well balanced determined undaunted unchanging unvarying fine firm unalarmed uniform unflinching undistracted unvexed consistent invariable measured not moved nerveless elegant suave bovine civil complacent unfluctuating unaltering unalterable breezy good-natured docile irenic hard-boiled unperturbable blissful unhurried calming settled sure of yourself neutral stress-free mild-mannered pragmatic prudent circumspect sure sanguine quieted soothed repressed suppressed pellucid reconciled resting satisfied quiescent conciliatory sane judicious thick-skinned smug self-satisfied immovable easeful pleasant leisurely arcadian languid tranquillizing responsible low-pressure straight at rest anxiety-free in repose assertive fixed leisured soporific inactive motionless unswerving good calculable resigned keeping a stiff upper lip have one's act together not turn a hair keeping one's shirt on roll with punches hard as nails stiff upper lip unrushed having both feet on the ground self-restrained tranquilizing good-tempered well adjusted with one's feet on the ground well-adjusted restrained logical tolerant long-suffering accommodating forbearing fatalistic indulgent emotionless accepting enlightened philosophic profound deep deep-thinking learned uncomplaining moral ethical apathetic callous impassible indifferent cold-blooded aloof self-contained affectless inscrutable numb unfeeling insensible poker-faced unimpressible insusceptible indurated unrevealing matter-of-fact reticent hardened taciturn cold heartless inexcitable spiritless dry unresponsive remote fearless distant flat deadpan insensitive frigid unafraid laid back impersonal unimpressed stony uninterested hard-hearted expressionless harmonious passive lackadaisical gutsy comforting glacial unsentimental certain upbeat chill unsympathetic blank vacant wooden icy supine heedless positive uncaring careless balmy complaisant free and easy unwavering brave courageous reassuring lulling pacifying clinical sedative intrepid benign hard-headed inexpressive debonair audacious lazy bold self-reliant self-asserting disinterested dauntless unhesitating unfaltering unexpressive dull filled with aplomb gung ho lifeless gay stabile dead bland toneless hollow unserious pococurante incurious oblivious nowhere nonemotional uninvolved impervious rigid enduring stony-eyed amenable free from strife tension-free worry-free stressless not surprised idyllic daring plucky graceful even-keeled unstressed clubby agreeable imperturbed unabashed not dismayed orderly systematic methodical happy uninfluenced without problems cocksure doubtless pushy implicit brazen clear unshrinking unsurprised well-disposed unenthusiastic lukewarm subdued tepid euthymic waveless overconfident empty catatonic rosy high fun dry-eyed nonpassionate unpassionate puffed up pumped up stony-hearted unblinking lethargic torpid heavy indomitable calm and collected analytical scientific lighthearted slaphappy lightsome cold fish nonaffected inert not afraid unloving tough abstract iceberg immune pokerfaced light non-emotional airy deaf not bothered forgetful self-centered feckless inattentive blind negligent self-centred narcotic quieting dreamy unapproachable unmindful tender like a millpond cold-fish cool cat couldn't care less withdrawn immune to insensate unmindful of impervious to heedless of stubborn unyielding proof against deaf to oblivious to sunny light-hearted not giving a toss straight-faced impartial cold-hearted lacking concern buoyant uncurious jaunty perfunctory frivolous warming consolatory softening relieving easing remedying mollifying consoling unelectrified ardorless inhibited repellent forbidding chilly cold-shoulder loveless impotent frosty austere unbending unromantic thoughtless free from worry free from care self-sufficient steadfast can-do informal plain surefooted sure-footed stationary believing in oneself self-assertive lax self-respecting unimpressionable affable mundane prosaic set immutable friendly straightforward unvarnished no-nonsense unembellished literal unimaginative factual abiding changeless durable permanent coldhearted obdurate marble uncompassionate blah objective listless undemanding understated determinate lasting frozen established downbeat hardheaded earthy pragmatical uncreative unadorned deep-rooted long-lived hard well grounded staying put solid as a rock unchangeable long-standing hard-and-fast set in stone humdrum pedestrian faithful naked straight-thinking truthful accurate with both feet on the ground unembroidered undistorted exact prosy feasible unidealistic low-key easy-peasy live-and-let-live chilled out along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches

Antonym of starchy

starchy Idiom, Proverb

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