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British English: /stɪf/
American English: /stɪf/

Translation of stiff in Italian:


  • 2 (American English) (humourless person)
    musone (masculine) (-a), persona (feminine) scontrosa
  • 3 (American English) (man) See examples:a working stiff
    un lavoratore


  • 1
    (restricted in movement)
    (after sport, sleeping badly)
    to feel stiff after riding, sleeping on the floor
    sentirsi indolenzito dopo essere andato a cavallo, aver dormito sul pavimento
    to have a stiff neck to have stiff legs
    (after sport)
    avere le gambe irrigidite o indolenzite
    (from old age etc.)
    avere le gambe anchilosate
  • 2 (hard to move)
    (drawer, door)
    duro da aprire, che non scorre bene sui cardini
    duro da muovere
  • 4 (Cookery)
    beat the egg whites until stiff
    montare i bianchi d'uovo a neve ferma
  • 10 (American English) [informal] (drunk)


  • to be bored stiff
    annoiarsi da morire
    to bore somebody stiff
    annoiare a morte qualcuno
    to be frozen stiff to be scared stiff
    avere una paura nera o essere spaventato a morte
    to scare somebody stiff
    fare una paura nera a qualcuno o spaventare qualcuno a morte

transitive verb

(American English) [informal]
  • 2 (fail to tip)
    non lasciare la mancia a


to keep a stiff upper lip

non mettere in mostra le proprie emozioni o non fare una piega

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly