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Synonyms for stiffnessstiff·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Rachel Dolhun:

    At its core there is a loss of brain cells that make dopamine, and that’s why in Parkinson’s you see symptoms of movement like tremors, slowness, stiffness, and walking and balance problems.

  5. Pina LoGiudice:

    The first thing is definitely magnesium. That will actually help with restless leg syndrome or if you have any low back cramping, calcium is quite wonderful because ... your body will cause more aches and pains because you're trying to build your baby, and so you yourself become deficient. Acupuncture is phenomenal and safe for those low back pains or sciatica or that neck stiffness.

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