stiff


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Synonyms for stiff

Synonyms for stiff

not changing shape or bending

stretched tightly

so rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity

indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence

having a high concentration of the distinguishing ingredient

vastly exceeding a normal limit, as in cost

the physical frame of a dead person or animal

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an ordinary man

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not moving or operating freely

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powerful

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rigidly formal

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having a strong physiological or chemical effect

marked by firm determination or resolution

incapable of or resistant to bending

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in a stiff manner

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References in classic literature ?
Polly sat where she was told, and suffered bashful agonies as Fan introduced very fine young ladies and very stiff young gentlemen, who all said about the same civil things, and then appeared to forget all about her.
And having split the detested gloves in dragging them on, he nerved himself for the effort, walked up to Polly, made a stiff bow, stuck out his elbow, and said, solemnly, "May I have the pleasure, Miss Milton?
I don't want any of the gentlemen; they are so stiff, and don't care to dance with me; but I like those boys over there, and I 'll dance with any of them if they are willing," said Polly, after a survey.
murmured Aunt Myra, as the shadow of her gloomy bonnet fell upon Rose, and the stiff tips of a black glove touched the cheek where the colour deepened under so many eyes.
Anne started off irreproachable, arrayed in the stiff black- and-white sateen, which, while decent as regards length and certainly not open to the charge of skimpiness, contrived to emphasize every corner and angle of her thin figure.
There's a stiff gallop before us, Ursula,' said Kenneth.
He was not an imposing personality: tall, thin, straight, stiff, faded, moving with short steps and with a gliding motion, speaking in an even low voice.
Inside that rolling box, turning towards that recovered presence with her heart too full for words she felt the desire of tears she had managed to keep down abandon her suddenly, her half-mournful, half-triumphant exultation subside, every fibre of her body, relaxed in tenderness, go stiff in the close look she took at his face.
It was she who chattered, chattered, on their walks, while stiff and with a rigidly-carried head, he dropped a gentle word now and then.
It was the same stiff, silent figure which at a word from her would turn rigidly into a shop and buy her anything it occurred to her that she would like to have.
This man- -the man inside the cab--cast oft his stiff placidity and behaved like an animal.
It was no more than a stiff blow, but to us, fighting for life in our frail craft, it was indeed a storm.
My body was stiff from exertion as well as from cold, and my aching muscles gave me the severest torture whenever I used them, and I used them continually.
Respectable do ye there stand, and stiff, and with straight backs, ye famous wise ones
One or two stiff gales and the springing of a leak are accidents which experienced navigators scarcely remember to record, and I shall be well content if nothing worse happen to us during our voyage.