Stiff vs Unmitigated - What's the difference?
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Stiff is a related term of unmitigated.
As adjectives the difference between stiff and unmitigated
is that stiff
is of an object, rigid, hard to bend, inflexible while unmitigated
is not mitigated.
As a noun stiff
is an average person, usually male, of no particular distinction, skill, or education, often a working stiff''''' or ''lucky '''stiff
As a verb stiff
is to fail to pay that which one owes (implicitly or explicitly) to another, especially by departing hastily.
Of an object, rigid, hard to bend, inflexible.
*:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff , retroussé moustache.
(lb) Of policies and rules and their application and enforcement, inflexible.
Of a person, formal in behavior, unrelaxed.
(lb) Harsh, severe.
Of muscles, or parts of the body, painful, as a result of excessive, or unaccustomed exercise.
Of a penis, erect.
An average person, usually male, of no particular distinction, skill, or education, often a working stiff''''' or ''lucky '''stiff .
A person who is deceived, as a mark or pigeon in a swindle.
- A Working Stiff' s Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember was published in 2003.
(slang) A cadaver, a dead person.
(US) A person who leaves (especially a restaurant) without paying the bill.
Any hard hand where it is possible to exceed 21 by drawing an additional card.
- She convinced the stiff to go to her hotel room, where her henchman was waiting to rob him.
* See also ,
To fail to pay that which one owes (implicitly or explicitly) to another, especially by departing hastily.
* 1946 , William Foote Whyte, Industry and Society , page 129
- Realizing he had forgotten his wallet, he stiffed the taxi driver when the cab stopped for a red light.
* 1992 , Stephen Birmingham, Shades of Fortune , page 451
- We asked one girl to explain how she felt when she was "stiffed ." She said, You think of all the work you've done and how you've tried to please [them…].
* 2007 , Mary Higgins Clark, I Heard That Song Before , page 154
- You see, poor Nonie really was stiffed' by Adolph in his will. He really ' stiffed her , Rose, and I really wanted to right that wrong.
- Then he stiffed the waiter with a cheap tip.
* 1919 ,
*:"You don't care if people think you an utter blackguard? You don't care if she and your children have to beg their bread?"
*:"Not a damn."
*:I was silent for a moment in order to give greater force to my next remark. I spoke as deliberately as I could.
*:"You are a most unmitigated cad."
*:"Now that you've got that off your chest, let's go and have dinner."