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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English stīf, from Proto-Germanic *stīfaz.

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AdjectiveEdit

stif (comparative stiffer, superlative stiffeste)

  1. Stiff, firm, hard; difficult to move or manipulate.
  2. Strong, fixed, hardy well-built; constructed as to last.
  3. Having strong resolve; unyielding or strong-minded.
  4. Daring, audacious, valiant, boastful.
  5. Having great strength, might or ability; mightful.
  6. Having great force or potence; forceful.
  7. Bloody, injurious, wounding; causing injury or challenge.
  8. (rare) Runny; having a high viscosity.
  9. (rare) Rough; not smooth to the touch.

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AdverbEdit

stif (plural and weak singular stiffer, comparative stiffest)

  1. Stiffly, firmly, unmoveably; in a way that is difficult to move or manipulate.
  2. With strong resolve; unyieldingly or strong-mindedly.
  3. Bloodily, injuriously, woundingly; in a way causing injury or challenge.
  4. (rare) Daringly, bravely, forcefully, totally.

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