Translation of "stiff" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /stɪf/ us /stɪf/

hard and difficult to bend or move

rígido, duro, tieso
stiff paper
The windows were stiff.

If a part of your body is stiff, it hurts and does not move as easily as it should.

stiff muscles
stiffly adverb /ˈstɪf·li/ /ˈstɪf·li/

stiffness noun [ no plural ] /ˈstɪf·nəs/ /ˈstɪf·nəs/

rigidez, dureza

(Translation of “stiff” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /stif/

rigid or firm, and not easily bent, folded etc

rígido, tieso
He has walked with a stiff leg since he injured his knee
stiff cardboard.

moving, or moved, with difficulty, pain etc

I can’t turn the key – the lock is stiff
I woke up with a stiff neck
I felt stiff the day after the climb.

(of a cooking mixture etc) thick, and not flowing

a stiff dough.

difficult to do

a stiff examination.


a stiff breeze.

(of a person or his manner etc) formal and unfriendly

frío, formal, estirado
I received a stiff note from the bank manager.
stiffly adverb

stiffness noun

She could feel some stiffness in her legs after the long walk.
stiffen verb

to make or become stiff(er)

fortalecer, endurecer, poner rígido
You can stiffen cotton with starch
He stiffened when he heard the unexpected sound.
stiffening noun

material used to stiffen something

The collar has some stiffening in it.
bore/scare stiff

to bore or frighten very much

aburrirse como una ostra; estar muerto de miedo
They were bored stiff by hearing the same old stories again and again..

(Translation of “stiff” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)