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Not easily bent or changed in shape
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“The orthopedic surgeon then fits a stiff metal prosthesis to a relatively flexible bone.”
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Having a dense or semi-solid consistency
“Mix the flour into a stiff paste with a little water.”
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Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
“Mel had never particularly liked the woman's stiff manner and perfect outward appearance.”
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Uptight or unfriendly in nature
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“Her stiff manner would eventually dissolve, and she would become surprisingly charming and outgoing.”
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Lacking social grace, elegance or charm
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“Josh arrives at the executive party in a kitsch white tuxedo, looking decidedly stiff.”
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Difficult or laborious to execute or complete
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“The principal huntsmen would need to kill an average of four deer or one elk each day, or three or four moose or two buffalo a week. A stiff task, indeed.”
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Severe or harsh in nature
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“Congressmen called for stiff measures to regulate the health care industry.”
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(of a bodypart) Physically stiff to the point of aching
“My stiff muscles could do with a nice massage.”
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Full of determination
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“When stiff resistance by the Saurs against these inland landing troops was present from the start, we all knew that the ground campaign would be a long one.”
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(of a wind) Blowing strongly
“A stiff breeze was blowing litter across the pink asphalt in George Square.”
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(of an alcoholic drink) Strong or potent
“But in the long run, it's a stiff drink and flowing spirits that keep us all going.”
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Being under the influence of alcohol
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(attributive) Having a high price or cost
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Affectedly proper, or formal, and rather prudish
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Affected or stilted in manner or character
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Not physically able to be moved
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Large in size, amount, or intensity
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Lacking vigour, vitality, or excitement
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(of a person, animal or material) Able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
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Growing thickly
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Unpleasantly rough or jarring in smell or taste
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Physically unyielding, taut or stiff
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Affectedly grand, solemn, or self-important
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Firmly fixed in place or shut
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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(of a limb) Injured or lame
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Making strict requirements
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Showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
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Calm, dignified, and unhurried
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Dead or apparently dead
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Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
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Insecure with oneself
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Anticipating something with anxiety or fear
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Rigidly upright or straight
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Appearing decisive or cheerful but unstable or nervous within
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(of hair or foliage) Having a stiff and prickly texture
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Lacking energy or alertness
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Showing a lack of emotion