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 for Stiffer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stiff \Stiff\, a. [Compar. Stiffer; superl. Stiffest.] [OE.
     stif, AS. st[imac]f; akin to D. stijf, G. steif, Dan. stiv,
     Sw. styf, Icel. st[imac]fr, Lith. stipti to be stiff; cf. L.
     stipes a post, trunk of a tree, stipare to press, compress.
     Cf. Costive, Stifle, Stipulate, Stive to stuff.]
     1. Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or
        flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints.
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              [They] rising on stiff pennons, tower
              The mid aerial sky.                   --Milton.
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     2. Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated;
        neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff.
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     3. Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff
        gale or breeze.
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     4. Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate;
        pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary.
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              It is a shame to stand stiff in a foolish argument.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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              A war ensues: the Cretans own their cause,
              Stiff to defend their hospitable laws. --Dryden.
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     5. Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected;
        starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style.
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              The French are open, familiar, and talkative; the
              Italians stiff, ceremonious, and reserved.
                                                    --Addison.
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     6. Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear. [Obs. or
        Colloq.] "This is stiff news." --Shak.
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     7. (Naut.) Bearing a press of canvas without careening much;
        as, a stiff vessel; -- opposed to crank. --Totten.
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     8. Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff
        charge; a stiff price. [Slang]
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     Stiff neck, a condition of the neck such that the head can
        not be moved without difficulty and pain.
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     Syn: Rigid; inflexible; strong; hardly; stubborn; obstinate;
          pertinacious; harsh; formal; constrained; affected;
          starched; rigorous.
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