stiff

Part of speech: adverb

Stiffly.

Part of speech: noun

Stiffness.

Part of speech:

Viscous.

Part of speech: adjective

Not easily bent or moved.

Part of speech: adjective

Constrained and awkward.

Part of speech: adjective

Obstinate; severe.

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Usage examples "stiff":

  1. Then the emperor had them seized and placed under a stiff guard inside an iron cell. - "The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc", Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba.
  2. He wanted a stiff drink. - "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories", Arnold Bennett.
  3. Next day he was so stiff and sore that he could scarcely walk, but his eye was brighter. - "The Ridin' Kid from Powder River", Henry Herbert Knibbs.