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Synonyms for stiffness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stiffness(noun)

    the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

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

  2. stiffness(noun)

    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. stiffness(noun)

    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, stiffness(noun)

    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, stiffness(noun)

    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. stiffness(n)

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rigidity, inflexibility, rigor, steepness, rigid, stiff, tightness, stickiness, inflexible

How to pronounce stiffness?

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Veena
Veena
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How to say stiffness in sign language?

  1. stiffness

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#12588stiff
#18006cruelty
#18786hardship
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#23226stiffness
#28398badness
#31409rigidity
#33513roughness
#38903rigor
#40994tightness
#42074inflexible
#53531slowness
#64493rigour
#66484stickiness
#70255harshness
#76733awkwardness
#79193ineptitude
#95824inflexibility
#96353ruggedness
#101812clumsiness
#108230steepness
#140157callousness
#166485ineptness
#189206insensibility
#209122asperity
#213211cogency
#256029grimness

How to use stiffness in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Rachel Dolhun:

    Exercise can really help the motor-symptoms of Parkinson’s including the tremors, the stiffness, the slowness, the walking, and the balance problems, exercise can also help the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, so the mood problems including depression or anxiety, and also the sleep changes.

  3. Cindy McDaniel:

    People who start to experience occasional pain, stiffness and weakness may have early osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis impacting more than 30 million Americans.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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