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Dictionary definition for: Stiff

1. (n) an ordinary man; "a lucky stiff" "a working stiff"

2. (s) lacking ease in bending; not limber; "a stiff neck" "stiff joints" "stiff hairs"

3. (r) extremely; "bored stiff" "frightened stiff"

4. (n) the dead body of a human being

5. (s) not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge"

6. (r) in a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly"

7. (s) powerful; "a stiff current" "a stiff breeze" "a stiff drink"

8. (s) rigidly formal; "a starchy manner" "the letter was stiff and formal" "his prose has a buckram quality"

9. (s) hard to overcome or surmount; "a stiff hike" "a stiff exam" "an uphill battle against a popular incumbant"

10. (s) of a collar; standing up rather than folded down; "an uncomfortable standup collar" "a stiff collar"

11. (s) incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal" "a table made of rigid plastic" "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"

12. (s) very drunk

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