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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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8 being under the influence of alcohol

  • seeing that the customer was more than a little stiff, the bartender offered to call a cab for him
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besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]

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in one's cups, in the bag [slang], three sheets in the wind (or three sheets to the wind), under the influence, under the weather

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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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1 to deliberately ignore or treat rudely

  • the actress has a reputation for stiffing the press at red-carpet events
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2 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 claiming to sell designer handbags
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sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners


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