Synonyms of stiffness


1. stiffness, inelasticity

usage: the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

2. stiffness, awkwardness, clumsiness

usage: the property of moving with pain or difficulty; "he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"

3. stiffness, resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution

usage: firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action; "a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"

4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness, inelegance

usage: the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

5. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness, sternness, strictness

usage: excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

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