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"

Wiktionary

  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

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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How to say stiffness in sign language?

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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. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

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