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stiff



I - noun
1. an ordinary man (Freq. 2)
- a lucky stiff
- a working stiff
Hypernyms:
man, adult male
2. 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
Syn:
cadaver, corpse, clay, remains
Derivationally related forms:
cadaverous (for: cadaver), cadaveric (for: cadaver)
Usage Domain:
slang
Hypernyms:
body, dead body
Hyponyms:
cremains

II - adjective
1. not moving or operating freely (Freq. 2)
- a stiff hinge
Similar to:
immobile
Derivationally related forms:
stiffness
2. powerful (Freq. 1)
- a stiff current
- a stiff breeze
Similar to:
strong
3. rigidly formal (Freq. 1)
- a starchy manner
- the letter was stiff and formal
- his prose has a buckram quality
Syn:
starchy, buckram
Similar to:
formal
Derivationally related forms:
stiffness
4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect
- a potent toxin
- potent liquor
- a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink
Syn:
potent, strong
Ant:
impotent (for: potent)
Similar to:
equipotent, multipotent
See Also:
effective, effectual, efficacious, fertile, powerful
Derivationally related forms:
potency (for: potent)
Attrubites:
potency, effectiveness, strength
5. 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
Syn:
rigid
Similar to:
inflexible
Derivationally related forms:
stiffness, rigidness (for: rigid), rigidity (for: rigid)
6. marked by firm determination or resolution;
not shakable
- firm convictions
- a firm mouth
- steadfast resolve
- a man of unbendable perseverence
- unwavering loyalty
Syn:
firm, steadfast, steady, unbendable, unfaltering,
unshakable, unwavering
Similar to:
resolute
Derivationally related forms:
stiffness, steadiness (for: steady), steadfastness (for: steadfast), firmness (for: firm)
7. very drunk
Syn:
besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed,
fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered,
slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled,
squiffy, tight, wet
Similar to:
intoxicated, drunk, inebriated
Usage Domain:
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot,
patois, vernacular

III - adverb
1. extremely
- bored stiff
- frightened stiff
2. in a stiff manner
- his hands lay stiffly
Syn:
stiffly
Derived from adjective:
stiff (for: stiffly)

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