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Another word for stiff

  1. Not easily bent

  2. Formal

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  3. Severe

      1. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
      2. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
      3. Requiring close observance or demanding in expectations:
      1. Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality:
      2. Characterized by accurate measurements or inferences with small margins of error; not approximate:
      3. Characterized by strict adherence to standards or rules:
      1. Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough:
      2. Harsh, severe, or demanding:
      3. Very unpleasant or inclement:
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  4. Obstinate

      1. Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful.
      2. Resulting from willfulness and obstinacy:
      1. Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
      2. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
      3. Refusing to change one's attitude, purpose, or principles; immovable:
      1. Refusing to change one's mind or course of action despite pressure to do so; unyielding or resolute.
      2. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
      3. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
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  5. Potent

      1. Having or capable of exerting power.
      2. Effective or potent:
      3. Great:
      1. Possessing inner or physical strength; powerful.
      2. Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects:
      3. Exerting or capable of exerting strong influence; cogent:
      1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
      2. Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment:
      3. Requiring great effort or endurance:
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  6. *Difficult