Associations to the word «Stiff»

Wiktionary

STIFF, adjective. (of an object) Rigid, hard to bend, inflexible.
STIFF, adjective. (figurative) (of policies and rules and their application and enforcement) Inflexible; rigid.
STIFF, adjective. (of a person) Formal in behavior; unrelaxed.
STIFF, adjective. (colloquial) Harsh, severe.
STIFF, adjective. (of muscles or parts of the body) Painful as a result of excessive or unaccustomed exercise.
STIFF, adjective. Potent.
STIFF, adjective. Dead, deceased.
STIFF, adjective. (of a penis) Erect.
STIFF, adjective. (culinary) (of whipping cream or egg whites) Beaten until so aerated that they stand up straight on their own.
STIFF, noun. An average person, usually male, of no particular distinction, skill, or education, often a working stiff or lucky stiff.
STIFF, noun. A person who is deceived, as a mark or pigeon in a swindle.
STIFF, noun. (slang) A cadaver, a dead person.
STIFF, noun. (US) A person who leaves (especially a restaurant) without paying the bill.
STIFF, noun. (blackjack) Any hard hand where it is possible to exceed 21 by drawing an additional card.
STIFF, verb. To fail to pay that which one owes (implicitly or explicitly) to another, especially by departing hastily.
STIFF NECK, noun. Discomfort or pain when trying to turn or move the neck.
STIFF PEAKS, noun. (gastronomy) Firm tips (of whipping cream or egg whites) which have been beaten and are so aerated that they stand up straight.
STIFF PERSON SYNDROME, noun. A rare neurological disorder characterized by progressive rigidity and stiffness, primarily of the axial musculature, resulting in postural deformities.
STIFF PORRIDGE, noun. Porridge made with a greater proportion of meal or flour so as to achieve a thicker consistency, similar to dough (common in many African cuisines)
STIFF UPPER LIP, noun. (idiomatic) The quality of being resolute and showing self-restraint, stereotypically associated with the British; especially as keep a stiff upper lip.

Dictionary definition

STIFF, noun. An ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff".
STIFF, noun. 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".
STIFF, adverb. Extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff".
STIFF, adverb. In a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly".
STIFF, adjective. Not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge".
STIFF, adjective. Powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze".
STIFF, adjective. Rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality".
STIFF, adjective. Having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink".
STIFF, adjective. Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty".
STIFF, adjective. 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".
STIFF, adjective. Very drunk.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis