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Adjective: stiff (stiffer,stiffest)  stif
  1. Not moving or operating freely
    "a stiff hinge"
     
  2. Powerful
    "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze"
     
  3. Rigidly formal
    "the letter was stiff and formal";
    - starchy, buckram
     
  4. Having a strong physiological or chemical effect
    "a stiff drink";
    - potent, strong
     
  5. Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    "stiff convictions";
    - firm, steadfast, steady, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering, unshakeable
     
  6. Incapable of or resistant to bending
    "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck";
    - rigid
     
  7. Very drunk
    "I had travelling money and got stiff in the bar downstairs";
    - besotted [archaic], blind drunk, blotto, crocked [N. Amer], cockeyed, fuddled, loaded [N. Amer], pie-eyed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, tight, wet, stinko, fried [N. Amer], bladdered [Brit], wasted, lit, swacked [N. Amer], juiced [N. Amer], paralytic [Brit], stonkered [Austral, NZ], hammered, out of it [Brit], liquored up [N. Amer], tanked up, mullered [Brit], trolleyed [Brit], blitzed, trashed, legless [Brit], steaming, three sheets to the wind, stewed, bombed, pickled, bevvied [Brit], drunk, pixillated, squiffed, half-seas-over [Brit]
Noun: stiff  stif
  1. An ordinary man
    "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff"
     
  2. The dead body of a human being
    "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river";
    - cadaver, corpse, clay, remains
Adverb: stiff  stif
  1. Extremely
    "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff"
     
  2. In a stiff manner
    "his hands lay stiff";
    - stiffly
Verb: stiff  stif
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Reject outright and bluntly
    - rebuff, snub, repel
     
  2. Cheat, esp. fail to pay what one owes, or pay less than an expected tip (or none at all)
    "I stiffed the waiter with a super small tip-but then I don't ever expect to go back."

Derived forms: stiffing, stiffed, stiffs, stiffest, stiffer

See also: drunk, effective, effectiveness, effectual, efficacious, equipotent, fertile, formal, immobile, inebriate, inebriated, inflexible, intoxicated, multipotent, potency, powerful, resolute, strength, strong

Type of: adult male, body, dead body, disdain, freeze off, man, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down

Encyclopedia: Stiff