stiff

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstɪf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stɪf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stif )

Inflections of 'stiff' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
stiffer
adj comparative
stiffest
adj superlative

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Sense: Adjective: not easily bent
Synonyms:
rigid, firm , tense , unyielding, hardened, starched, obstinate, unbending, solidified, tight , impliable
Antonyms:
elastic, bendy, bendable, flimsy , soft , softened, loose , loosened, yielding, unscrewed, limp , acrobatic, stretchy, pliable
Sense: Adjective: unrelaxed
Synonyms:
unrelaxed, unnatural, awkward , wooden , strained , stilted, constrained , forced
Antonyms:
informal , easygoing , natural , comfortable , familiar , down-to-earth, social , sociable , friendly , loose , wild , hedonistic, liberal, laid-back (informal), mellow
Sense: Adjective: severe
Synonyms:
severe , rigorous, strict , harsh , tough , hard , difficult , stern , sharp , trying , stringent , cruel , brutal
Antonyms:
lenient , easy , gentle , tolerant, complaisant, compassionate , forgiving, effortless, doable, achievable
Sense: Adjective: potent
Synonyms:
potent, strong , powerful
Antonyms:
mild , moderate , weak , watered down, non-alcoholic, alcohol-free, ineffective
Sense: Adjective: obstinate
Synonyms:
obstinate, stubborn , inflexible
Antonyms:
obedient, flexible , compliant , submissive, docile, obliging, willing , cooperative
Sense: Adjective: vigorous
Synonyms:
vigorous, spirited, determined , unyielding, unflagging, resolute, great
Sense: Adjective: unfriendly
Synonyms:
unfriendly , formal , reserved , cold , chilly , icy , frigid
Sense: Noun: dead body - slang
Synonyms:
dead body, corpse , cadaver, body , victim , dead person

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