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English definition of “stiff”

stiff

adjective (NOT RELAXED)    /stɪf/
C2 behaving in a way that is formal and not relaxed : The general is a tall man with steel spectacles and a stiff, rather pompous manner .Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of stiff adjective (NOT RELAXED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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