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stiff

stiff

 
 
pronunciation:
stIf
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: stiffer, stiffest
definition 1: not easy to bend or flex; rigid.
stiff cardboard
synonyms:
firm, inflexible, rigid
antonyms:
flexible, limber, limp, plastic, supple
similar words:
crisp, hard, starchy
definition 2: not moving or operating freely or easily.
a stiff winchstiff ankles
synonyms:
unyielding
antonyms:
agile, limber, loose, supple
similar words:
resistant, rheumatic, rigid, stubborn, taut, tense
definition 3: strong to the taste or system; potent.
a stiff drink of whiskey
synonyms:
potent, stout, strong
similar words:
dry, intense, powerful, straight
definition 4: lacking ease in expression or movement; excessively formal; awkward; constrained.
a stiff greetingher stiff manner
synonyms:
aloof, constrained, formal
antonyms:
informal, relaxed
similar words:
austere, awkward, brittle, chilly, cold, cool, distant, offish, prim, proper, punctilious, staid, standoffish, starchy, stilted, stuffy, unfriendly, uptight, wooden
definition 5: difficult.
a stiff workouta stiff competitor
synonyms:
difficult, hard, laborious
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
arduous, exacting, fatiguing, formidable, heavy, toilsome, tough
definition 6: unusually severe; harsh.
stiff punishmentstiff demands
synonyms:
harsh, severe, strict
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
exacting, hard, merciless, rigorous, ruthless, stringent, unrelenting, unsparing
definition 7: rather firm in consistency; viscous; thick.
a stiff pastestiff pudding
synonyms:
thick, viscous
antonyms:
runny, thin
similar words:
dense, firm, heavy, solid, viscid
definition 8: unusually high; excessive.
stiff prices
synonyms:
excessive
similar words:
difficult, exacting, exorbitant, extravagant, formidable, heavy, high, immoderate, steep, unsparing, unwarranted
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: stiffer, stiffest
definition 1: in or into a stiff state or condition.
similar words:
firm, firmly
definition 2: thoroughly; extremely; intensely.
bored stiffscared stiff
synonyms:
totally, utterly
similar words:
absolutely, extremely
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (slang) a corpse.
synonyms:
body, corpse
similar words:
cadaver
definition 2: a man.
a lucky stiff
synonyms:
chap, fellow, guy
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stiffed, stiffing, stiffs
definition: (slang) to fail to tip or pay an expected amount to.
synonyms:
gyp, rip off
similar words:
bilk, defraud, take advantage of
derivations: stiffly (adv.), stiffness (n.)
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