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Overview of noun stiffness

The noun stiffness has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) stiffness

(the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend)

2. (1) stiffness

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

3. stiffness

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

4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness

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

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

(excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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