From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Of an object, rigid, hard to bend, inflexible.
- Of policies and rules and their application and enforcement, inflexible.
- Of a person, formal in behavior, unrelaxed.
- Harsh, severe.
- He was eventually caught, and given a stiff fine.
- Of muscles, or parts of the body, painful, as a result of excessive, or unaccustomed exercise.
- My legs are stiff after climbing that hill yesterday.
- A stiff drink; a stiff dose; a stiff breeze.
- dead, deceased
- Of a penis, erect