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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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RALPH KRAMDEN AND ED Norton were a couple of working stiffs from Brooklyn.
Law & Order and Homicide present their protagonists as low-key working stiffs with a strong sense of morals who ploddingly put together the clues that will solve a crime.
What's beyond contention is that, unlike members of the Volvo set in his cabinet, Clinton presents a mixed pedigree of yuppie and working stiff, a few parts Hope, a few parts New Haven, equal measures of hardscrabble and suburbia, a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll.
Short-fused, working stiff Raghu (Patekar) can't hold down a regular job, and works as a cabbie without his wife, Sunita (Sonali Kulkarni) knowing.
DeMott says that the working class was forced into bearing the burden of the Vietnam war, and is giving a natural response: "You call us working stiff types, says the talkback message.
How's a working stiff to cope with all the demands and still stay sane?
This from a troubled, anxious, ordinary working stiff who watches television and believes the terrible body count on ghetto sidewalks could easily spread to Encino or Brentwood.
So postal workers earn a decent living - what's wrong with giving the working stiff a break?
Listen, if you are a working stiff who has to sell your self-respect once or twice a day to support your family, if you've ever been demoted or fired in order to cover up your boss' stupidity or paranoia, then Cody Cluff should be your inspiration, a moral lighthouse amid the middle-class morass.
meeting later, he finds himself in his old house, now occupied by working stiff Tom (Gandolfini), his frazzled wife Christine (Catherine O'Hara) and their teenage son, who stays sequestered in his room downloading porn.
And the cast is uniformly strong--especially Jason Cottle in numerous supporting roles (including a pathologically lying health-care aide) and Sharon Lockwood, who is equally believable as Barbara the journalist and Barb the entry-level working stiff.
What: The comic plays a working stiff with an active imagination.
Ventimiglia has charisma to burn as the self-destructive bank robber who's a lovable leech, and Imperioli wears a permanently worried expression as the working stiff.
working stiff who's basically bullied by his much smarter wife (Annette Murphy) into vying for a council seat left behind when grizzled veteran Jack Durman (Robertson) retires.
Wall Street is about as close as it has ever been to being full of working stiffs.