stiffness

Definitions of stiffness
1

n the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

Type of:
inelasticity
the lack of elasticity

n the property of moving with pain or difficulty

“he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck”
Type of:
awkwardness, clumsiness
the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

n excessive sternness

n firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

“a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity”
Type of:
firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve
the trait of being resolute

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

Synonyms:
awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness
Types:
woodenness
the quality of being wooden and awkward
gaucherie, rusticity
the quality of being rustic or gauche
Type of:
inelegance
the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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