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Main Entry: 1stiff
Pronunciation: primarystressstif
Function: adjective
1 a : not easily bent : RIGID b : not easily moved <stiff muscles> <stiff valves>
2 a : marked by moral courage b : not easy or graceful in manner
3 : hard fought <a stiff fight>
4 a : exerting great force : STRONG <a stiff wind> b : POTENT 2b <a stiff dose>
5 : not flowing easily : THICK <beat egg whites until stiff>
6 a : HARSH 3, severe <a stiff penalty> b : RUGGED <stiff terrain>
7 : EXPENSIVE 2, steep <a stiff price>
- stiff·ly adverb
- stiff·ness noun


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