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What is another word for stiffly?

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In a harsh or oppressive manner
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“The security guard stared stiffly at the customers, making them feel unwelcome in the store.”
In a forceful or powerful manner
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Stiffly, the champion boxer delivered a series of powerful punches that left his opponent speechless.”
Slowly, in a laborious or ponderous manner
In a manner lacking coordination or grace
“Josh arrives at the executive party in a kitsch white tuxedo, looking decidedly stiff.”
In a serious or stern manner
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Adverb for not easily bent or changed in shape
“The orthopedic surgeon then fits a stiff metal prosthesis to a relatively flexible bone.”
Adverb for having a dense or semi-solid consistency
“Mix the flour into a stiff paste with a little water.”
Adverb for strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
“Mel had never particularly liked the woman's stiff manner and perfect outward appearance.”
Adverb for uptight or unfriendly in nature
“Her stiff manner would eventually dissolve, and she would become surprisingly charming and outgoing.”
Adverb for difficult or laborious to execute or complete
“The principal huntsmen would need to kill an average of four deer or one elk each day, or three or four moose or two buffalo a week. A stiff task, indeed.”
Adverb for severe or harsh in nature
“Congressmen called for stiff measures to regulate the health care industry.”
(of a bodypart) Adverb for physically stiff to the point of aching
“My stiff muscles could do with a nice massage.”
Adverb for full of determination
“When stiff resistance by the Saurs against these inland landing troops was present from the start, we all knew that the ground campaign would be a long one.”
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