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Synonyms for stiffen
ˈstɪf ənstiff·en

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  1. stiffenverb

    become stiff or stiffer

    "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"

    Synonyms:
    constrain, tighten up, tighten

    Antonyms:
    loosen, loose, relax

  2. stiffenverb

    make stiff or stiffer

    "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"

    Synonyms:
    constrain, tighten up, tighten

    Antonyms:
    loosen, loose, relax

  3. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainverb

    restrict

    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

    Synonyms:
    fasten, restrain, tighten up, encumber, tighten, constrain, cumber, reduce

    Antonyms:
    loosen, loose, relax

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How to use stiffen in a sentence?

  1. F. H. Bradley:

    Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

  3. Leah Greenbaum:

    She would just stare and stiffen, sometimes she would shake uncontrollably, she always loses control of her body so she’ll drop on the floor and bang her head.

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