Stiffer



adjective, stiffer, stiffest.
1.
rigid or firm; difficult or impossible to bend or flex:
a stiff collar.
2.
not moving or working easily:
The motor was a little stiff from the cold weather.
3.
(of a person or animal) not supple; moving with difficulty, as from cold, age, exhaustion, or injury.
4.
strong; forceful; powerful:
stiff winds; The fighter threw a stiff right to his opponent’s jaw.
5.
strong or potent to the taste or system, as a beverage or medicine:
He was cold and wanted a good stiff drink.
6.
resolute; firm in purpose; unyielding; stubborn.
7.
stubbornly continued:
a stiff battle.
8.
firm against any tendency to decrease, as stock-market prices.
9.
rigidly formal; cold and unfriendly, as people, manners, or proceedings.
10.
lacking ease and grace; awkward:
a stiff style of writing.
11.
excessively regular or formal, as a design; not graceful in form or arrangement.
12.
laborious or difficult, as a task.
13.
severe or harsh, as a penalty or demand.
14.
excessive; unusually high or great:
$50 is pretty stiff to pay for that.
15.
firm from tension; taut:
to keep a stiff rein.
16.
relatively firm in consistency, as semisolid matter; thick:
a stiff jelly; a stiff batter.
17.
dense or compact; not friable:
stiff soil.
18.
Nautical. (of a vessel) having a high resistance to rolling; stable (opposed to crank2. ).
19.
Scot. and North England. sturdy, stout, or strongly built.
20.
Australian Slang. out of luck; unfortunate.
noun
21.
Slang.

a dead body; corpse.
a formal or priggish person.
a poor tipper; tightwad.
a drunk.

22.
Slang.

a fellow:
lucky stiff; poor stiff.
a tramp; hobo.
a laborer.

23.
Slang.

a forged check.
a promissory note or bill of exchange.
a letter or note, especially if secret or smuggled.

24.
Slang. a contestant, especially a racehorse, sure to lose.
adverb
25.
in or to a firm or rigid state:
The wet shirt was frozen stiff.
26.
completely, intensely, or extremely:
I’m bored stiff by these lectures. We’re scared stiff.
verb (used with object)
27.
Slang. to fail or refuse to tip (a waiter, porter, etc.).
28.
Slang. to cheat; gyp; do out of:
The company stiffed me out of a week’s pay.
adjective
1.
not easily bent; rigid; inflexible
2.
not working or moving easily or smoothly: a stiff handle
3.
difficult to accept in its severity or harshness: a stiff punishment
4.
moving with pain or difficulty; not supple: a stiff neck
5.
difficult; arduous: a stiff climb
6.
unrelaxed or awkward; formal
7.
firmer than liquid in consistency; thick or viscous
8.
powerful; strong: a stiff breeze, a stiff drink
9.
excessively high: a stiff price
10.
(nautical) (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling Compare tender1 (sense 11)
11.
lacking grace or attractiveness
12.
stubborn or stubbornly maintained: a stiff fight
13.
(obsolete) tightly stretched; taut
14.
(slang, mainly Austral) unlucky
15.
(slang) intoxicated
16.
stiff upper lip, See lip (sense 9)
17.
(informal) stiff with, amply provided with
noun
18.
(slang) a corpse
19.
(slang) anything thought to be a loser or a failure; flop
adverb
20.
completely or utterly: bored stiff, frozen stiff
verb
21.
(intransitive) (slang) to fail: the film stiffed
22.
(transitive) (slang, mainly US) to cheat or swindle
23.
(transitive) (slang) to kill
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