Definition of stiffness:
ineptitude, cumbersomeness, cogency, awkwardness, cruelty, nuisance value, badness, maladroitness, severeness, unfeelingness, scratchiness, clumsiness, ineptness, rigour, insensibility, rigorousness, bad weather, austereness, grimness, unwieldiness, validity, hardship, slowness, rigor, rigourousness, severity, gracelessness, hardness, harshness, cruelness, roughness, inclemency, ungracefulness, ruggedness, asperity, callosity, inclementness, abrasiveness.
- hardness (part of speech: noun)
- tenacity (part of speech: noun)
- tightness (part of speech: noun)
- inelasticity (part of speech: noun)
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
She had slept for nearly twelve hours, and felt that, notwithstanding the cold and exposure, save for stiffness and a certain numb feeling in her head- the result, perhaps, of the unaccustomed brandy- she was well and, what was more, quite hungry.- "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.
The artists of the early Renaissance had learnt with so much trouble to draw figures in motion that their pleasure in their newly acquired skill sometimes made them err by exaggeration as their predecessors by stiffness.- "The Book of Art for Young People", Agnes Conway Sir Martin Conway.