What does stiffness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stiffness(noun)

    the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

  2. stiffness(noun)

    the property of moving with pain or difficulty

    "he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"

  3. stiffness(noun)

    firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

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

  4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness(noun)

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

  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"


  1. stiffness(Noun)

    rigidity or a measure of rigidity

  2. stiffness(Noun)

    inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stiffness(noun)

    the quality or state of being stiff; as, the stiffness of cloth or of paste; stiffness of manner; stiffness of character


  1. Stiffness

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stiffness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stiffness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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