HyperDic: stiff

English > 11 senses of the word stiff:
ADJECTIVEallstiffnot moving or operating freely
allstiffpowerful
allstiff, starchy, buckramrigidly formal
allstiff, potent, stronghaving a strong physiological or chemical effect
allstiff, firm, steadfast, steady, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwaveringmarked by firm determination or resolution
allstiff, rigidincapable of or resistant to bending
allstiff, besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, tight, wetvery drunk
NOUNperson stiffan ordinary man
bodystiff, cadaver, corpse, clay, remainsthe dead body of a human being
ADVERBallstiffextremely
allstiff, stifflyin a stiff manner
stiff > pronunciation
Soundsstih'f
Rhymesbailiff ... Wickliffe: 18 rhymes with ihf...
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot moving or operating freely.
Example"a stiff hinge"
Broaderimmobilenot capable of movement or of being moved
Spanishinflexible, rígido, tieso
Nounsstiffnessthe physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
Adverbsstifflyin a stiff manner
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPowerful.
Examples
  • "a stiff current"
  • "a stiff breeze"
BroaderstrongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 3
Meaningrigidly formal.
Example "the letter was stiff and formal"
Synonymsstarchy, buckram
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishformal, serio
Catalanformal
Nounsstiffnessthe inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment / embarrassment)
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving a strong physiological or chemical effect.
Example "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
Synonymspotent, strong
Attribute ofpotency, effectiveness, strengthCapacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
NarrowerequipotentHaving equal strength or efficacy
multipotentable to many things
See alsoeffective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
fertilecapable of reproducing
powerfulHaving great power or force or potency or effect
Oppositeimpotentlacking power or ability
Spanishpotente
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 5
Meaningmarked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable.
Synonymsfirm, steadfast, steady, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering
BroaderresoluteFirm in purpose or belief
Spanishconstante, firme, inalterable, inquebrantable, irrompible
Catalanconstant, ferm, inalterable, irrompible, resolut
Nounsstiffnessfirm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 6
Meaningincapable of or resistant to bending.
Examples
  • "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"
  • "stiff hair"
  • "a stiff neck"
Synonymrigid
Broaderinflexibleresistant to being bent / bent
Spanishrígida, rígido, tieso, yerto
Catalanrígid
Nounsstiffnessthe physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
stiffnessthe property of moving with pain or difficulty
Adverbsstifflyin a rigid manner
English > stiff: 11 senses > adjective 7
MeaningVery drunk.
Synonymsbesotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, tight, wet
Broaderintoxicated, drunk, inebriated, ripped, gonestupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishachispado, ajumado, borracho, ciego, curda, curdela, mamado, pedo, piripí, trompa
Catalanborratxo, gat, mamat, mullat, pet, pilloc, pitof, trompa, xop
English > stiff: 11 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn ordinary man.
Examples
  • "a lucky stiff"
  • "a working stiff"
Broaderman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
English > stiff: 11 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe dead body of a human being.
Example "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"
Synonymscadaver, corpse, clay, remains
NarrowercremainsThe remains of a dead body after cremation
Broaderbody, dead bodyA natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
Usage ofslanga characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishcadáver, cenizas, cuerpo, fiambre, muerto, restos mortales, restos
Catalancadàver, cos, mort, restes
English > stiff: 11 senses > adverb 1
MeaningExtremely.
Examples
  • "bored stiff"
  • "frightened stiff"
English > stiff: 11 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn a stiff manner.
Example"his hands lay stiffly"
Synonymstiffly
Spanishrígidamente

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