Stiffish
Stiffish Stiff"ish, a. Somewhat stiff. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stiffish — ˈstifish adjective : moderately stiff: as a. : fairly rigid or inflexible the zinnia is a stiffish flower b. : rather strong a stiffish wind c. : tending toward constraint or formality …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiffish — adjective see stiff I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stiffish — See stiff. * * * …   Universalium

  • stiffish — adjective quite stiff (all meanings) …   Wiktionary

  • stiffish — stiff·ish …   English syllables

  • stiff — stiffish, adj. stiffly, adv. stiffness, n. /stif/, adj., stiffer, stiffest, n., adv., v. adj. 1. rigid or firm; difficult or impossible to bend or flex: a stiff collar. 2. not moving or working easily: The motor was a little stiff from the cold… …   Universalium

  • stiff|ish — «STIHF ihsh», adjective. rather stiff: »Most of Balmain s best coats have this stiffish skirt (New York Times). Figurative. The climb up from the beach is a stiffish one (Sunday Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiff — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English stif, from Old English stīf; akin to Middle Dutch stijf stiff, Latin stipare to press together, Greek steibein to tread on Date: before 12th century 1. a. not easily bent ; rigid < a stiff collar > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stiffness — See stiffish. * * * …   Universalium

  • stiffly — See stiffish. * * * …   Universalium

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