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- n. rigidity or a measure of rigidity
- n. inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being stiff
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being stiff, in any sense.
- n. Specifically, the power or ability of a vessel to oppose great resistance to inclination from the upright from the pressure of wind on the sails or other external forces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
- n. the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
- n. excessive sternness
- n. firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
- n. the property of moving with pain or difficulty
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One benefit is the lighter weight; another is an 11-percent boost in stiffness, according to Washburn.
I have a little rotator cuff stiffness from a fall two weeks ago, when I popped both feet while I was at full arm extension at a funny angle, so I bailed early on the 5.8 (it's a really hard 5.8: another Prime Climb sandbag job) that is my current project wall.
His hip stiffness is evident when he tries to change direction, as he has trouble sometimes playing off-coverage situations.
And though a certain stiffness remains, I can do myself, without help, almost everything I need to do, and some things not needed.
But she was getting more pleasant looking and her eyes were getting over their "stiffness" -- which was something, and he felt pleased.
The stiffness is a result of the bones being flatter and broader than in other birds with the elbow and wrist joints being nearly completely fused.
In the numerical solution of complex, dynamic systems, you often run into what is called the stiffness problem.
He said it feels fine, other than some stiffness, which is to be expected.
Male athletes from fifty-four to seventy-five years old who ran about thirty miles a week were compared to sedentary men and women and were found to have 30 percent less arterial stiffness, which is a primary cause of high blood pressure.
In the first case there is a sudden swelling of the skin in the heel, with heat, tenderness, itching, and stiffness, which is lessened during exercise.