Definitions of stiffness

n the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

Type of:
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)

awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness
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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