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adjective as in difficult

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The new law will require shell companies to provide the names of their owners or face stiff penalties and jail sentences.

Opt to power such skis with a stiffer freetour boot, and you might be able to squeeze out a bit more downhill performance.

The controversy over trigger pointsYou may refer to them as knots, but those tender, stiff, and often painful areas you most likely have on your shoulders, neck, and back are technically known as trigger points.

For the first time, shell companies will be required to provide the names of their owners or face stiff penalties and jail sentences.

From Fortune

Social video platforms’ contest for creatorsIn the same way that Netflix faces its stiffest competition yet in 2021, so does YouTube.

From Digiday

Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.

Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.

FDR wanted to project easy grace rather than stiff formality—especially when communicating complicated matters.

Perhaps, though, it is best that the big awful secret remains hidden from the public, out of Working Stiff and everywhere else.

He is in his late forties; intelligent, people say, but stiff and restrained, an eternal bachelor.

But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.

MacRae's heels clicked together and his right hand went up in the stiff military salute.

I kept a stiff backbone for a while, but presently a futile rage against circumstances bubbled up and boiled over.

He braced himself unconsciously, and after Zeal's next words did not relax his body, although his lips turned white and stiff.

If he had cut her, he would have shown less contempt than in that stiff raising of the hat.


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On this page you'll find 283 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stiff, such as: arthritic, creaky, rigid, solid, stark, and tense.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.