1. not moving or operating freely
- a stiff hinge
Similar word(s): immobile
- a stiff current
- a stiff breeze
Similar word(s): strong
3. rigidly formal
- the letter was stiff and formal
4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect
- a stiff drink
5. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
6. incapable of or resistant to bending
- a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
- stiff hair
- a stiff neck
7. very drunk
Similar word(s): drunk, gone, inebriated, intoxicated, ripped, besotted, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, tight, wet
Sentences with stiff as an adjective:
- He was eventually caught, and given a stiff fine.
- My legs are stiff after climbing that hill yesterday.
- a stiff drink; a stiff dose; a stiff breeze.
- beat the egg whites until they are stiff
- bored stiff
- frightened stiff
2. in a stiff manner
- his hands lay stiffly
Similar word(s): stiffly
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
Definition categories: body
Sentences with stiff as a noun:
- A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember was published in 2003.
- She convinced the stiff to go to her hotel room, where her henchman was waiting to rob him.
1. To fail to pay that which one owes (implicitly or explicitly) to another, especially by departing hastily.
- Realizing he had forgotten his wallet, he stiffed the taxi driver when the cab stopped for a red light.