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EtymologyEdit

From stif +‎ -nesse.

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NounEdit

stiffenes (plural stiffenesses)

  1. Stiffness, firmness, rigidness; especially in a medical context.
  2. Strongness, mightiness.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: stiffness

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