HyperDic: stiffness

English > 5 senses of the word stiffness:
NOUNattributestiffnessthe physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
attributestiffnessthe property of moving with pain or difficulty
attributestiffnessfirm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
attributestiffness, awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessnessthe inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment / embarrassment)
attributestiffness, severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardnessexcessive sternness
stiffness > pronunciation
Soundsstih'fnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > stiffness: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend.
BroaderinelasticityThe lack of elasticity
Spanishtiesura
Catalanencarcarament, tibantor
Adjectivesstiffnot moving or operating freely
stiffincapable of or resistant to bending
English > stiffness: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe property of moving with pain or difficulty.
Example"he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"
Broaderawkwardness, clumsinessThe carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
Spanishinflexibilidad, rigidez
Adjectivesstiffincapable of or resistant to bending
English > stiffness: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningFirm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action.
Example"a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"
Broaderresoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolutionThe trait of being resolute
Adjectivesstiffmarked by firm determination or resolution
English > stiffness: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment / embarrassment).
Synonymsawkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness
Narrowerrusticity, gaucherieThe quality of being rustic / rustic or gauche
woodennessThe quality of being wooden and awkward
BroaderineleganceThe quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Spanishchambonada, desgarbo, desmaña, torpeza
Adjectivesstiffrigidly formal
English > stiffness: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningexcessive sternness.
Synonymsseverity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness
Broadersternness, strictnessuncompromising resolution
Spanishadustez, austeridad, dureza, inclemencia, rigidez, rigor, rigurosidad, severidad
Catalaninclemència, rigor

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