Synonyms of stiff


1. stiff, man, adult male

usage: an ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff"

2. cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains, body, dead body

usage: 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"


1. stiff, immobile (vs. mobile)

usage: not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge"

2. stiff, strong (vs. weak)

usage: powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze"

3. starchy, stiff, buckram, formal (vs. informal)

usage: rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"

4. potent (vs. impotent), strong, stiff, equipotent, multipotent, effective#1, effectual#1, efficacious, fertile, powerful

usage: having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"

5. firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering, resolute (vs. irresolute)

usage: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

6. rigid, stiff, inflexible (vs. flexible)

usage: 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"

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

usage: very drunk


1. stiff

usage: extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff"

2. stiffly, stiff

usage: in a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly"

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