stiffness

stiffness(
stihf
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nihs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (rigidness)
a. la rigidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I add stiffness to my shirt collar with brass collar stays.Agrego rigidez al cuello de la camisa con las varillas de latón.
b. la dureza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We hand select each piece of leather for optimum thickness and stiffness.Seleccionamos a mano cada pieza de cuero para asegurar un nivel óptimo de espesor y dureza.
2. (physiology)
a. el agarrotamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My morning back stiffness has disappeared since I began practicing yoga.Mi agarrotamiento mañanero de la espalda ha desaparecido desde que empecé a hacer yoga.
b. la rigidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Massage helps to reduce muscle stiffness.El masaje ayuda a reducir la rigidez muscular.
c. la dureza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Brett said that drinking green tea may help to reduce my joint stiffness.Brett dijo que tomar té verde puede ayudar a reducir la dureza de las coyunturas.
3. (severity)
a. la dureza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
His defiant attitude contributed to the stiffness of the sentence handed down by the judge.Su actitud desafiante contribuyó a la dureza de la sentencia dictada por el juez.
b. la severidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She was shocked by the stiffness of the fine for what she considered a minor infraction.Se sorprendió por la severidad de la multa de algo que ella consideraba una infracción menor.
4. (formality)
a. la frialdad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The stiffness of his smile gave him away. It was obvious that he was not pleased to meet her.La frialdad de su sonrisa lo traicionó; era evidente que no le daba gusto conocerla.
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stiffness [ˈstɪfnɪs]
noun
1 (rigidness) [of card, paper, chair, collar, fabric] rigidez (f); dureza (f); [of boots, brush] dureza (f)
2 (firmness) [of paste, mixture] lo compacto; consistencia (f)
3 (Fisiol) [of joints, muscles, limbs] entumecimiento (m); agarrotamiento (m); [of fingers] agarrotamiento (m)
stiffness in or of the neck tortícolis (f) (m); sometimes the stiffness you feel after exercise las agujetas que sientes después de hacer ejercicio
4 (unresponsiveness) [of door, drawer, lock] dificultad (f) en abrirse
5 (coldness, formality) [of smile, bow, atmosphere, person, manner] frialdad (f)
6 (toughness) [of climb, test] dificultad (f); [of penalty, sentence, fine] severidad (f); [of resistance] tenacidad (f); [of opposition, competition] dureza (f)
7 (strength) [of breeze] fuerza (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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