Definitions for stiffness
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the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
the property of moving with pain or difficulty
"he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"
firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
"a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"
awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness(noun)
the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness(noun)
"severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
rigidity or a measure of rigidity
inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility
the quality or state of being stiff; as, the stiffness of cloth or of paste; stiffness of manner; stiffness of character
Stiffness is the rigidity of an object — the extent to which it resists deformation in response to an applied force. The complementary concept is flexibility or pliability: the more flexible an object is, the less stiff it is.
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