Definitions of stiffness
  1. noun
    the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
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    type of:
    the lack of elasticity
  2. noun
    the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    “he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck”
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    type of:
    awkwardness, clumsiness
    the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  3. noun
    excessive sternness
  4. noun
    firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
    “a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity”
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    type of:
    firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve
    the trait of being resolute
  5. noun
    the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
    synonyms: awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness
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    the quality of being wooden and awkward
    gaucherie, rusticity
    the quality of being rustic or gauche
    type of:
    the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
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