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    stiffness

    stiffness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stiffness

    Definition
    (noun) the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend Definition
    (noun) the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    Example Sentence
    • he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck
    Definition
    (noun) firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
    Example Sentence
    • a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity
    Definition
    (noun) the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment) Definition
    (noun) excessive sternness
    Example Sentence
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp
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