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  • as inimperturbable
  • as indetermination

synonyms for stiff upper lip

  • assurance
  • boldness
  • bravery
  • conviction
  • courage
  • decision
  • dedication
  • energy
  • fortitude
  • grit
  • persistence
  • resolve
  • self-confidence
  • steadfastness
  • tenacity
  • valor
  • willpower
  • backbone
  • certainty
  • certitude
  • constancy
  • dauntlessness
  • doggedness
  • dogmatism
  • drive
  • fearlessness
  • follow-through
  • guts
  • hardihood
  • heart
  • independence
  • indomitability
  • intrepidity
  • nerve
  • obstinacy
  • pluck
  • purpose
  • purposefulness
  • resoluteness
  • resolution
  • single-mindedness
  • spine
  • spunk
  • stubbornness
  • firm-ness

antonyms for stiff upper lip

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  • excitable
  • irritable
  • jittery
  • perturbable
  • touchy
  • cowardice
  • diffidence
  • fear
  • idleness
  • indecision
  • indifference
  • timidity
  • wavering
  • weakness
  • irresolution
  • beginning
  • disinterest
  • doubt
  • hesitation
  • spinelessness
  • start
  • vacillation
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How to use stiff upper lip in a sentence

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
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It is to be remembered, however, that a few of these bacteria may reach the sputum from the upper air-passages.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The upper part of the stem is usually unbranched, but whorls of branches occur towards the base.
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MacRae's heels clicked together and his right hand went up in the stiff military salute.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He paled a little, and sucked his lip, his eyes wandering to the girl, who stood in stolid inapprehension of what was being said.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The eyebrows were low and thick, the upper lip was sensitive, quivering sometimes as she talked, but the lower was firm and full.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A stern, but noble-looking man sat at the upper end of the table, and seemed to do the honours to the rest of the company.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Ze under lip rather retires, and this adds to the receding effect of the chin, you see.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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