Meaning of stiff

Definition of stiff

(adj) not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge"
powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze"
rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"
having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea"; "a stiff drink"
marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"
(adv) extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff"
in a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly"
(noun) an ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff"
the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

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