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1. stiffen

verb. ['ˈstɪfən'] become stiff or stiffer.

Synonyms

  • rigidify

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • unbound

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Words that Rhyme with Stiffen

  • sniffen
  • griffon
  • griffen
  • kniffen
  • giffen

Example sentences of the word stiffen


1. Verb, base form
His neck may stiffen and turn his head to one side with his teeth clenched.

2. stiffen

verb. ['ˈstɪfən'] make stiff or stiffer.

Synonyms

  • petrify
  • alter
  • starch
  • modify
  • change
  • ossify
  • buckram

Antonyms

  • deprive
  • derestrict
  • declassify
  • stand still

3. stiffen

verb. ['ˈstɪfən'] restrict.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • constrain
  • tighten up
  • limit
  • tighten
  • restrain
  • trammel
  • confine

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated
  • unconstipated
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