Antonyms
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1. stiffly

adverb. ['ˈstɪfli'] in a stiff manner.

Antonyms

  • unbolt

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • stiff (English)
  • stif (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Stiffly

  • diffley

Example sentences of the word stiffly


1. Verb, base form
Your muscles are not just hanging limp, but neither do you hold them stiffly in position.

2. Noun, plural
You will be able to move your hip, but stiffly and with immense pain 1.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Pain may cause your dog to tense up and walk stiffly on the floor, which decreases traction.

Quotes containing the word stiffly


1. Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?""Yes,"said Harry stiffly."Yes, sir.""There's no need to call me "sir"Professor."The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2. Do not do that again,"he said stiffly."Don't kiss me back then,"I retorted.He stared at me for what seemed like forever. "I don't give 'Zen lessons' to hear myself talk. I don't give them because you're another student. I'm doing this to teach you control.""You're doing a great job,"I said bitterly.
- Richelle Mead, Frostbite

2. stiffly

adverb. ['ˈstɪfli'] in a rigid manner.

Synonyms

  • bolt

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • sober

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • stiff (English)
  • stif (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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