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Stiff

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(1):

(superl.) Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected; starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style.

(2):

(superl.) Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated; neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff.

(3):

(superl.) Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff charge; a stiff price.

(4):

(superl.) Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; - opposed to crank.

(5):

(superl.) Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear.

(6):

(superl.) Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary.

(7):

(superl.) Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints.

(8):

(superl.) Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff gale or breeze.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Stiff'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/stiff.html. 1828.

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