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English definition of “stiff”

stiff

adjective     /stɪf/
firm, hard, or not easily bent: We use stiff cardboard in all our packaging.
very strong or difficult to deal with: stiff opposition/resistance/competition There has been stiff opposition to the proposed tax increases.
very high: a stiff price/penalty/tariff Companies sometimes pay a stiff price for switching CEOs. The minimum investment is a stiff $25,000.
(Definition of stiff adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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