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stiff

stiff - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stiff

Definition
(noun) an ordinary man
Example Sentence
  • a lucky stiff
  • a working stiff

Definition
(noun) the dead body of a human being
Synonyms : cadaver , clay , corpse , remains
Example Sentence
  • the cadaver was intended for dissection
  • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
  • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
  • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

Definition
(adj) not moving or operating freely
Example Sentence
  • a stiff hinge

Definition
(adj) powerful
Example Sentence
  • a stiff current
  • a stiff breeze

Definition
(adj) rigidly formal
Synonyms : buckram , starchy
Example Sentence
  • a starchy manner
  • the letter was stiff and formal
  • his prose has a buckram quality

Definition
(adj) having a strong physiological or chemical effect
Synonyms : potent , strong
Example Sentence
  • a potent toxin
  • potent liquor
  • a potent cup of tea
  • a stiff drink

Definition
(adj) marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
Example Sentence
  • firm convictions
  • a firm mouth
  • steadfast resolve
  • a man of unbendable perseverence
  • unwavering loyalty

Definition
(adj) incapable of or resistant to bending
Synonyms : rigid
Example Sentence
  • a rigid strip of metal
  • a table made of rigid plastic
  • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
  • stiff hair
  • a stiff neck

Definition
(adj) very drunk
Definition
(adv) extremely
Example Sentence
  • bored stiff
  • frightened stiff

Definition
(adv) in a stiff manner
Synonyms : stiffly
Example Sentence
  • his hands lay stiffly

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