Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stiff

2 senses of stiff

Sense 1
stiff -- (an ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff")
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")

Sense 2
cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains -- (the dead body of a human being; "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")
       => body, dead body -- (a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake")

Antonyms of adj stiff

7 senses of stiff

Sense 1
stiff -- (not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge")

INDIRECT (VIA immobile) -> mobile -- (moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator")

Sense 2
stiff -- (powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze")

INDIRECT (VIA strong) -> weak -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Sense 3
starchy, stiff, buckram -- (rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality")

INDIRECT (VIA formal) -> informal -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Sense 4
potent (vs. impotent), strong, stiff -- (having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink")


Sense 5
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering -- (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty")

INDIRECT (VIA resolute) -> irresolute -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

Sense 6
rigid, stiff -- (incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck")

INDIRECT (VIA inflexible) -> flexible, flexile -- (able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches")

Sense 7
besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet -- (very drunk)

INDIRECT (VIA intoxicated) -> sober -- (not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

Similarity of adj stiff

7 senses of stiff

Sense 1
stiff -- (not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge")
       => immobile (vs. mobile) -- (not capable of movement or of being moved)

Sense 2
stiff -- (powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze")
       => strong (vs. weak) -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

Sense 3
starchy, stiff, buckram -- (rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality")
       => formal (vs. informal) -- (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")

Sense 4
potent (vs. impotent), strong, stiff -- (having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink")
       => equipotent -- (having equal strength or efficacy)
       => multipotent -- (able to many things; "multipotent drugs")
          Also See-> effective#1, effectual#1, efficacious#2; fertile#1; powerful#1

Sense 5
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering -- (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty")
       => resolute (vs. irresolute) -- (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")

Sense 6
rigid, stiff -- (incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck")
       => inflexible (vs. flexible) -- (resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";)

Sense 7
besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet -- (very drunk)
       => intoxicated (vs. sober), drunk, inebriated -- (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated")

Synonyms of adv stiff

2 senses of stiff

Sense 1
stiff -- (extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff")

Sense 2
stiffly, stiff -- (in a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly")

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