'Stiff' definitions:

Definition of 'stiff'

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Extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff"
In a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly" [syn: stiffly, stiff]
Not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge"
Powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze"
Rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality" [syn: starchy, stiff, buckram]
Having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink" [syn: potent, strong, stiff] [ant: impotent]
Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty" [syn: firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering]
Incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck" [syn: rigid, stiff]
Very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet]
An ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff"
The dead body of a human being; "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" [syn: cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains]

Definition of 'Stiff'

  • Stiff \Stiff\, a. [Compar. Stiffer; superl. Stiffest.] [OE. stif, AS. st[imac]f; akin to D. stijf, G. steif, Dan. stiv, Sw. styf, Icel. st[imac]fr, Lith. stipti to be stiff; cf. L. stipes a post, trunk of a tree, stipare to press, compress. Cf. Costive, Stifle, Stipulate, Stive to stuff.]
  • 1. Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints. [1913 Webster]
  • [They] rising on stiff pennons, tower The mid aerial sky. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated; neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff gale or breeze. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary. [1913 Webster]
  • It is a shame to stand stiff in a foolish argument. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
  • A war ensues: the Cretans own their cause, Stiff to defend their hospitable laws. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected; starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style. [1913 Webster]
  • The French are open, familiar, and talkative; the Italians stiff, ceremonious, and reserved. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear. [Obs. or Colloq.] "This is stiff news." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 7. (Naut.) Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; -- opposed to crank. --Totten. [1913 Webster]
  • 8. Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff charge; a stiff price. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
  • Stiff neck, a condition of the neck such that the head can not be moved without difficulty and pain. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Rigid; inflexible; strong; hardly; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; harsh; formal; constrained; affected; starched; rigorous. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'stiff'

From: Moby Thesaurus