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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stiffnessnoun

    the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

  2. stiffnessnoun

    the property of moving with pain or difficulty

    "he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"

  3. stiffnessnoun

    firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

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

  4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffnessnoun

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

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. stiffnessnoun

    rigidity or a measure of rigidity

  2. stiffnessnoun

    inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stiffnessnoun

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

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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