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stifflyadverb

 /ˈstɪf·li/
  • stiffly adverb (FORMALLY)

in a way that is too ​formal: "I don’t ​think it has anything to do with you," he said stiffly.
  • stiffly adverb (STRAIGHT)

straight, or in a way that does not ​bend or move ​easily: The ​gown is ​constructed so stiffly that it could ​stand up on ​its own.
(Definition of stiffly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stiffly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 僵直地, 笔挺地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僵直地, 筆挺地…
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