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  1. stiffnessnoun

    the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

    Synonyms:
    gracelessness, rigour, awkwardness, severeness, hardness, severity, rigourousness, inclemency, clumsiness, rigorousness, harshness, rigor

  2. stiffnessnoun

    the property of moving with pain or difficulty

    "he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"

    Synonyms:
    gracelessness, rigour, awkwardness, severeness, hardness, severity, rigourousness, inclemency, clumsiness, rigorousness, harshness, rigor

  3. stiffnessnoun

    firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

    "a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"

    Synonyms:
    gracelessness, rigour, awkwardness, severeness, hardness, severity, rigourousness, inclemency, clumsiness, rigorousness, harshness, rigor

  4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffnessnoun

    the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

    Synonyms:
    hardness, maladroitness, severeness, rigor, slowness, cumbersomeness, nuisance value, ineptness, rigour, harshness, inclemency, clumsiness, gracelessness, ungracefulness, rigorousness, awkwardness, severity, rigourousness, unwieldiness, ineptitude

  5. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffnessnoun

    excessive sternness

    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

    Synonyms:
    insensibility, ruggedness, callosity, grimness, awkwardness, severeness, rigor, unfeelingness, austereness, harshness, hardness, asperity, callousness, scratchiness, roughness, cogency, gracelessness, inclemency, inclementness, badness, bad weather, hardship, rigorousness, cruelty, cruelness, clumsiness, abrasiveness, severity, rigourousness, rigour, validity

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  1. stiffnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    inflexibility, rigidity, firmness, prudery, constraint, precision, formality, tension

    Antonyms:
    pliability, limpness, flexibility, flaccidity, ease, relaxation, informality

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How to use stiffness in a sentence?

  1. Edward Farrell:

    Many times in my practice we comes across individuals with minimal or moderate osteoarthritis that are unfortunately becoming more sedentary due to some pain, the result is potential weight gain, reduced cardiovascular health, and of course joint stiffness and muscle weakness.

  2. Johnny Isakson:

    My main symptoms are the stiffness in my left arm and a slowed, shuffling gait, i am busier and have more responsibility today than ever before in my political career, and I couldn't be happier about that.

  3. Walter Koch:

    We saw active reversal of ventricular function, reverse remodeling, heart chambers actually got smaller and more muscular, and stoppage of fibrosis that limits the stiffness of the heart.

  4. Rajveer Purohit:

    You can imagine a balloon that gets filled up with water, and then you have this tense sheath that's surrounding the balloon, and that's what gives you the stiffness with an erection. And the fracture is a rupture of the balloon and the sheath surrounding the balloon, the vast majority of cases are one-sided, or unilateral, corporal ruptures. But sometimes Rajveer Purohit do have someone who's had a bilateral, or two-sided, corporal fracture involving the urethra.

  5. Cynthia Fontanella:

    Mood stabilizers and psychotic medications can cause weight gain, say up to 30 or 40 pounds... stiffness of their neck or eyes... and it can cause sedation, so, they may not use their medication and may self-medicate with cannabis to treat the mood disorders.


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