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Definitions of stiff

  1. (slang) very drunk Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the dead body of a human being Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. of a collar; standing up rather than folded down; "an uncomfortable standup collar"; "a stiff collar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze"; "a stiff drink" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. in a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. lacking ease in bending; not limber; "a stiff neck"; "stiff joints"; "stiff hairs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. hard to overcome or surmount; "a stiff hike"; "a stiff exam"; "an uphill battle against a popular incumbant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. very drunk Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated; neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff gale or breeze. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected; starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; -- opposed to crank. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff charge; a stiff price. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Not easily bent; rigid; firm; inflexible; as, stiff cardboard; not easily moved; not limber; as, a stiff neck; not liquid or fluid; as, a stiff paste; strong; violent; as, a stiff breeze; not natural or easy; formal; as, a stiff manner; not easily subdued; as, a stiff opponent; difficult; as, a stiff climb. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Stiffly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Stiffness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Viscous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Not easily bent: rigid: not liquid: rather hard than soft: not easily overcome: obstinate: not natural and easy: constrained: formal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. In commercial slang, negotiable paper, as a bill, promissory note, or the like. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Unbending; rigid; firm; not familiar or easy; formal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Not easily bent or moved. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Constrained and awkward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Obstinate; severe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Not easily bent; rigid; not liquid or fluid; inspissated; strong; violent; stubborn; obstinate; constrained; formal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Not easily bent; not pliant; rigid; rather hard than soft; strong; not giving way; stubborn; firm in perseverance or resistance; not natural and easy, as manners; affected; constrained; not written with ease; formal; impetuous in motion, as a breeze. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; opposed to crank. dictgcide_fs
  35. stif, adj. not easily bent: rigid: not liquid: rather hard than soft: not easily overcome: obstinate: not natural and easy: constrained: formal: hard to overcome, difficult: firm, of prices, &c.: dead, rigid in death: (naut.) keeping upright.--n. (slang) a corpse: negotiable paper: forged paper.--v.t. STIFF'EN, to make stiff.--v.i. to become stiff: to become less impressible or more obstinate.--ns. STIFF'ENER, one who, or that which, stiffens; STIFF'ENING, something used to make a substance more stiff.--adj. STIFF'-HEART'ED (B.), obstinate, stubborn.--adv. STIFF'LY.--n. STIFF'-NECK, cervical myalgia, true torticollis.--adj. STIFF'-NECKED, obstinate, hard to move.--ns. STIFF'-NECK'EDNESS; STIFF'NESS.--DO A BIT OF STIFF, to accept or discount a bill. [A.S. stíf, stiff; Dut. stijf, Dan. stiv.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Rigid, not flexible, unbending, unyielding, uncompromising, obstinate, (s. shirt-front; lies s. in death; has a s. leg, incapable of bending at knee; s.-necked, stubborn; keep a s. upper lip, show firmness of character; s. ship, heeling little under sail, not crank; s. market, with prices remaining firm; met the charge with a s. denial); lacking ease or grace or graciousness or spontaneity, constrained, reserved, haughty, formal, (s. manners; a s. reception, bow, &c.; s. movement, attitude, &c.; writes in a s. style); not working freely, sticking, offering resistance, (a s. hinge, piston, &c.; s. un, veteran athlete &c.; s. neck, rheumatic affection in which patient cannot turn head without pain), (of muscle, limb, &c., or person in regard to them) aching when used as result of previous exertion; hard to cope with, calling for strength or capacity of some kind, trying, (s. examination, climb, slope, breeze; a s. price, high; a s. glass of grog, strong; a s. subject, requiring application to master it); (of moist clay, batter, &c.) thick& viscous, not fluid, in or approaching plastic state; s.-bit, horse\'s bit made of unjointed bar with rings at ends; hence stiffly adv., stiffness n., stiffish (2) a., stiffen v.t. & i., stiffener (2), stiffening (1, 4), nn. (N., slang) negotiable paper. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. (Naut.) Not easy to capsize; the opposite of Crank. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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