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English definition of “stiffly”

stiffly

adverb (NOT RELAXED)    /ˈstɪf.li/
in a way that is too formal: "I don't think that it's anything to do with you," he said stiffly.Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of stiffly adverb (NOT RELAXED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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