Our word today is very versatile. Here are some situations in which you can use it:
- You can use it to describe an object that is hard to bend, as per the definition. For example, when candle wax dries, it’s stiff.
- You can use it to describe how you feel when you wake up in the morning, when it’s difficult to move or get out of bed.
- More colloquially, a stiff (in its noun form) can also be used to refer to a dead body. Interestingly, Mary Roach entitled her book Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers. It’s a great book, actually, well written and funny without being morbid.
So can you think of any ways in which to use this word? Go ahead, give it a try!