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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English stifly, styfly; equivalent to stiff +‎ -ly.

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stiffly (comparative more stiffly, superlative most stiffly)

  1. In a stiff manner.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
      'Twas Mr. Glennie who first moved to seek me; for when the second day came that I was not at school, he thought that I was ill, and went to my aunt's to ask how I did, as was his wont when any ailed. But Aunt Jane answered him stiffly that she could not say how I did.

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stiffly

  1. Alternative form of stifly