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    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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