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stiffness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stiffness  \Stiff"ness\,  n. 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  stiff;  as  the  stiffness  of 
  cloth  or  of  paste;  stiffness  of  manner;  stiffness  of 
  character. 
 
  The  vices  of  old  age  have  the  stiffness  of  it  too 
  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stiffness 
  n  1:  the  physical  property  of  being  inflexible  and  hard  to  bend 
  2:  the  property  of  moving  with  pain  or  difficulty;  "he  awoke 
  with  a  painful  stiffness  in  his  neck" 
  3:  the  inelegance  of  someone  stiff  and  unrelaxed  (as  by 
  embarrassment)  [syn:  {awkwardness},  {clumsiness},  {gracelessness}] 
  4:  excessive  sternness;  "the  severity  of  his  punishment  was 
  inhuman"  [syn:  {severity},  {harshness},  {inclemency},  {hardness}] 




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