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compact

Origin of stiff

before 1000; Middle English (adj. and adv.); Old English stīf; cognate with German steif; akin to stifle1, steeve1

SYNONYMS FOR stiff

6 unrelenting, resolved, obstinate, pertinacious.
9 reserved, constrained, starched, prim.
10 graceless, inelegant.

OTHER WORDS FROM stiff

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Derived forms of stiff

stiffish, adjectivestiffly, adverbstiffness, noun

Word Origin for stiff

Old English stīf; related to Old Norse stīfla to dam up, Middle Low German stīf stiff, Latin stīpēs wooden post, stīpāre to press
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Idioms and Phrases with stiffly

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