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Stiffly

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Adverb

1. stiff, stiffly

in a stiff manner

Example Sentences:
'his hands lay stiffly'

2. bolt, rigidly, stiffly

in a rigid manner

Example Sentences:
'the body was rigidly erect'
'he sat bolt upright'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Stiffly

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adjective
1. 
not easily bent; rigid; inflexible
2. 
not working or moving easily or smoothly
a stiff handle
3. 
difficult to accept in its severity or harshness
a stiff punishment
4. 
moving with pain or difficulty; not supple
a stiff neck
5. 
difficult; arduous
a stiff climb
6. 
unrelaxed or awkward; formal
7. 
firmer than liquid in consistency; thick or viscous
8. 
powerful; strong
a stiff breeze
a stiff drink
9. 
excessively high
a stiff price
10. nautical
(of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
Compare tender1 (sense 11)
11. 
lacking grace or attractiveness
12. 
stubborn or stubbornly maintained
a stiff fight
13. obsolete
tightly stretched; taut
14. slang, mainly Australian
unlucky
15. slang
intoxicated
16.  stiff upper lip
17.  stiff with
noun slang
18. 
a corpse
19. 
anything thought to be a loser or a failure; flop
adverb
20. 
completely or utterly
bored stiff
frozen stiff
verb
21. (intransitive) slang
to fail
the film stiffed
22. (transitive) slang, mainly US
to cheat or swindle
23. (transitive) slang
to kill

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Stiffly

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adjective
1. 
hard to bend or stretch; rigid; firm; not flexible or pliant
2. 
hard to move or operate; not free or limber
3. 
stretched tight; taut; tense
4. 
a. 
sore or limited in movement
said of joints and muscles
b. 
having such joints or muscles, as from exertion, cold, etc.
5. 
not fluid or loose; viscous; thick; dense; firm
to beat egg whites until stiff
6. 
strong
; specif.,
a. 
moving swiftly, as a breeze or current
b. 
containing much alcohol
said of a drink
c. 
of high potency
a stiff dose of medicine
d. 
done or delivered with great force; powerful
7. 
harsh
stiff punishment
8. 
difficult to do or deal with
a stiff climb, stiff competition
9. 
excessively formal, constrained, or awkward; not easy, natural, or graceful
10. 
resolute, stubborn, or uncompromising, as a person, a fight, etc.
11.  Informal
high or excessive
a stiff price
12.  Slang
drunk; intoxicated
13.  Nautical
not careening or heeling over much despite the amount of sail carried or the strength of the wind
adverb
14. 
to a stiff condition
15.  Informal
completely; thoroughly
scared stiff
noun Slang
16.  US
a corpse
17.  US
a drunken person
18. 
an excessively formal or constrained person
19.  US
an awkward or rough person
20.  US
a hobo
21.  US
a man
a working stiff
22. 
a person who gives a small tip or no gratuity at all
verb transitiveWord forms: stiffed or ˈstiffing US, Slang
23. 
to cheat (someone), as by not paying
24. 
to fail to leave a tip for

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Stiffly

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adj. stiff·er, stiff·est
1. Difficult to bend or fold: stiff new shoes; a stiff collar.
2.
a. Not moving or operating easily or freely; resistant: a stiff hinge.
b. Lacking ease or comfort of movement; not limber: a stiff neck.
3. Not liquid, loose, or fluid; thick: stiff dough.
4.
a. Reserved in manner or strict in observing decorum: a stiff commanding officer.
b. Lacking grace or easy charm; very formal: a stiff writing style.
5. Firm, as in purpose; resolute: stiff in their opposition.
6. Having a strong, swift, steady force or movement: a stiff current; a stiff breeze.
7. Potent or strong: a stiff drink.
8.
a. Difficult to deal with, do, or meet: stiff requirements for admission; a stiff examination.
b. Harsh or severe: a stiff penalty.
c. Excessively high or onerous: a stiff price.
9. Nautical Not heeling over much in spite of great wind or the press of the sail.
adv.
1. In a stiff manner: frozen stiff.
2. To a complete extent; totally: bored stiff.
n.
Slang
1. A corpse.
2. A person regarded as constrained, priggish, or overly formal.
3. A drunk.
4. A person: a lucky stiff; just an ordinary working stiff.
5. A hobo; a tramp.
6. A person who tips poorly.
tr.v. stiffed, stiff·ing, stiffs
Slang
1. To tip (someone) inadequately or not at all, as for a service rendered: paid the dinner check but stiffed the waiter.
2.
a. To cheat (someone) of something owed: My roommate stiffed me out of last month's rent.
b. To fail to give or supply (something expected or promised).

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