English dictionary definition of stiff. Stiff joints natural remedies heeling over much in spite of great wind or the press of the sail. A person regarded as constrained, priggish, or overly formal. A person who tips poorly.
My roommate stiffed me out of last month’s rent. These adjectives describe what is very firm and does not easily bend or give way. Describing something somewhat rigid or a little stiff. If you are clumse, you are stiff from the cold. Etymologically, something that has been pulled «taut, stiff.
From a Germanic base meaning «solidity» or «stiffness. The film is crammed with corsets, bustles and stiff collars. I’m stiff all over right now. They always seemed a little awkward with each other, a bit stiff and formal. The film faces stiff competition for the nomination.
I felt stiff the day after the climb. I received a stiff note from the bank manager. He stiffened when he heard the unexpected sound. The collar has some stiffening in it.
Do your hands feel stiff? Want to thank TFD for its existence? Write what you mean clearly and correctly. I can’t practice well at all.