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Stiff
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Stiff as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 July 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 53 answers for the crossword clue 'Stiff', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Stiff a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Stiff as an answer itself some 162 times.

Stiff is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 with the answer being RIGID, we also found RIGID to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Stiff', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Stiff' and give you a hint.

  • The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
  • An ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff"
  • Rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"
  • Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
  • Not moving or operating freely; "a stiff hinge"
  • Having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
  • Powerful; "a stiff current"; "a stiff breeze"
  • Extremely; "bored stiff"; "frightened stiff"
  • Very drunk
  • Incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"
  • In a stiff manner; "his hands lay stiffly"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

LIT
The humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit"

WET
Cause to become wet; "Wet your face"

4 Letters

CLAY
The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

FIRM
The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

PRIM
Contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

TAUT
Subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

5 Letters

RIGID
Designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

TENSE
Become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"

TIGHT
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

6 Letters

BLOTTO
Very drunk

CORPSE
The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

CREAKY
Of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"; "rheumy with age and grief"

FORMAL
A gown for evening wear

FRIGID
Sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"

LOADED
(of statements or questions) charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence; "a loaded question"

PISSED
Aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"

POTENT
Having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

SOAKED
Very drunk

SOUSED
Very drunk

STEADY
Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"

STRONG
Being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"

WOODEN
Made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"

7 Letters

BUCKRAM
A coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing

CADAVER
The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

CROCKED
Very drunk

FUDDLED
Very drunk

PIEEYED

REMAINS
The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

SLOPPED
Very drunk

SLOSHED
Very drunk

SMASHED
Very drunk

SOZZLED
Very drunk

SQUIFFY
Very drunk

STARCHY
Rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"

STIFFLY
In a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"

8 Letters

BESOTTED
Very drunk

COCKEYED
Turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"

STARCHED

UNLIMBER

9 Letters

INELASTIC
Not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure"

PIXILATED
Very drunk

PLASTERED
(of hair) made smooth by applying a sticky or glossy substance; "black hair plastered with pomade"

STEADFAST
Firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"

UNBENDING
Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"

10 Letters

BLINDDRUNK
Very drunk

INFLEXIBLE
Incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"

UNBENDABLE
Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

UNSHAKABLE
Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

UNWAVERING
Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

UNYIELDING
Stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

11 Letters

SHORTCHANGE

STANDOFFISH
Lacking cordiality; unfriendly; "a standoffish manner"

UNFALTERING
Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

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