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stiff  

1    brittle, firm, hard, hardened, inelastic, inflexible, rigid, solid, solidified, taut, tense, tight, unbending, unyielding  
2    artificial, austere, ceremonious, chilly, cold, constrained, forced, formal, laboured, mannered, pompous, priggish, prim, punctilious, standoffish, starchy     (informal)   stilted, uneasy, unnatural, unrelaxed, wooden  
3    arthritic, awkward, clumsy, creaky     (informal)   crude, graceless, inelegant, jerky, rheumaticky     (informal)   ungainly, ungraceful, unsupple  
4    arduous, difficult, exacting, fatiguing, formidable, hard, laborious, tough, trying, uphill  
5    austere, cruel, drastic, extreme, great, hard, harsh, heavy, inexorable, oppressive, pitiless, rigorous, severe, sharp, strict, stringent  
6    brisk, fresh, powerful, strong, vigorous  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 3    bendable, ductile, elastic, flexible, limber, lissom(e), lithe, pliable, pliant, supple, yielding  
2    casual, easy, informal, laid-back, natural, relaxed, spontaneous, unceremonious, unofficial  


stiff-necked     
boneheaded     (slang)   contumacious, haughty, obstinate, opinionated, stubborn, uncompromising, unreceptive  
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stiffen, stifle, staff, stuff

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
n.
1 of the Femur bone neck shaft 2 of the femoral artery 3 femoral arterial access

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