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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stiff·ness, n. The quality or state of being stiff; as, the stiffness of cloth or of paste; stiffness of manner; stiffness of character.
    The vices of old age have the stiffness of it too.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
      2: the property of moving with pain or difficulty; "he awoke
         with a painful stiffness in his neck"
      3: the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by
         embarrassment) [syn: awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness]
      4: excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness
         of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
         [syn: severity, harshness, rigor, rigour, inclemency,