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stiff

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1 incapable of or highly resistant to bending
  • Use a stiff piece of paper for the project.
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3 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount
  • Don't you think that's a pretty stiff fine for such a minor infraction?
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a bit much, over the top

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4 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure
  • Stir two cups of flour with the remaining ingredients to make a stiff dough.
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7 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
  • The stiff politeness with which I was greeted suggested that they weren't truly happy to see me.
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stiff, rigid, inflexible mean difficult to bend. stiff may apply to any degree of this condition.
    • stretching keeps your muscles from becoming stiff
rigid applies to something so stiff that it cannot be bent without breaking.
    • a rigid surfboard
inflexible stresses lack of suppleness or pliability.
    • ski boots with inflexible soles

stiff

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1 a dead body
  • To the mortician, a stiff was a stiff and they were all pretty much alike.
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2 a member of the human race
  • One lucky stiff will get the biggest jackpot in the lottery's history.
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son of man

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stiff

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to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • customers who were too embarrassed to admit that they had been stiffed by an Internet company selling counterfeit designer watches
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sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners


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