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Definition 1: the dead body of a human being - [noun denoting body]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

(stiff is a kind of ...) a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person

"they found the body in the lake"

(... is a kind of stiff ) the remains of a dead body after cremation

Definition 2: an ordinary man - [noun denoting person]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lucky stiff
  • a working stiff

(stiff is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 3: having a strong physiological or chemical effect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a potent toxin
  • potent liquor
  • a potent cup of tea
  • a stiff drink

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

(stiff is similar to ...) having equal strength or efficacy

(stiff is similar to ...) able to many things

"multipotent drugs"

(means also ...) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

(means also ...) capable of reproducing

(means also ...) having great power or force or potency or effect

"the most powerful government in western Europe" "his powerful arms" "a powerful bomb" "the horse's powerful kick" "powerful drugs" "a powerful argument"

(... are attributes of stiff) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

"the toxin's potency" "the strength of the drinks"

Definition 4: in a stiff manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his hands lay stiffly

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: extremely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bored stiff
  • frightened stiff

Definition 6: rigidly formal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a starchy manner
  • the letter was stiff and formal
  • his prose has a buckram quality

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

(stiff is similar to ...) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

"pay one's formal respects" "formal dress" "a formal ball" "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" "a formal education"

Definition 7: not moving or operating freely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stiff hinge

(stiff is similar to ...) not capable of movement or of being moved

Definition 8: very drunk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

(stiff is similar to ...) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

"a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors" "helplessly inebriated"

(stiff is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 9: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • firm convictions
  • a firm mouth
  • steadfast resolve
  • a man of unbendable perseverence
  • unwavering loyalty

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

(stiff is similar to ...) firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

"stood resolute against the enemy" "faced with a resolute opposition" "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

Definition 10: powerful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stiff current
  • a stiff breeze

(stiff is similar to ...) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

Definition 11: incapable of or resistant to bending - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rigid strip of metal
  • a table made of rigid plastic
  • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
  • stiff hair
  • a stiff neck

Synonyms for stiff in the sense of this definition

(stiff is similar to ...) resistant to being bent

"an inflexible iron bar" "an inflexible knife blade"

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