- stiff|ly [ `stıfli ] adverb1. ) in a formal way that is not friendly or relaxed:The old soldier sat stiffly upright.2. ) in a way that shows you cannot move your body easily:Stiffly, she walked out of the room.3. ) in a way that causes something to become stiff:Beat the egg whites stiffly.
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Stiffly — Stiff ly, adv. In a stiff manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
stiffly — UK [ˈstɪflɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that shows you cannot move your body easily Stiffly, she walked out of the room. 2) in a formal way that is not friendly or relaxed The old soldier sat stiffly upright. 3) in a way that causes something to… … English dictionary
stiffly — adv. Stiffly is used with these adjectives: ↑upright Stiffly is used with these verbs: ↑march, ↑nod, ↑reply, ↑rise, ↑say, ↑sit, ↑stand … Collocations dictionary
stiffly — adverb In a stiff manner<!other wording. Twas Mr. Glennie who first moved to seek me; for when the second day came that I was not at school, he thought that I was ill, and went to my aunts to ask how I did, as was his wont when any ailed. But… … Wiktionary
stiffly — stiff ► ADJECTIVE 1) not easily bent; rigid. 2) not moving freely; difficult to turn or operate. 3) unable to move easily and without pain. 4) not relaxed or friendly; constrained. 5) severe or strong: stiff fines. 6) (stiff with) informal full… … English terms dictionary
stiffly — adverb 1. in a stiff manner (Freq. 5) his hands lay stiffly • Syn: ↑stiff • Derived from adjective: ↑stiff 2. in a rigid manner (Freq. 2) the body was rigidly erect … Useful english dictionary
stiffly — adverb see stiff I … New Collegiate Dictionary
stiffly — See stiffish. * * * … Universalium
stiffly — adv. RG. 251 … Oldest English Words
stiffly — adv. rigidly, in a stiff manner … English contemporary dictionary