What is the
difference between Stiff and Steep?
What is the difference between Stiff and Steep? :
Stiff : (adjective)
( 1 ) Not easily bend, folded, moved, changed in shape, etc…
Give me a sheet of stiff cardboard.
( 2 ) Not liquid
Thick and hard to stir
Stir the flour and milk to a stiff paste.
( 3 ) Difficult
Hard to do
That was a stiff test.
( 4 ) Formal in manner, behavior, etc…
Their manner was rather stiff.
Her letter was stiff and formal.
( 5 ) Severe
Competition was stiff.
The judge imposed a stiff sentence.
Stiff : (adverb)
( 1 ) To an extreme degree
They were worried stiff.
The film bored him stiff.
We were sacred stiff of meeting him.
Steep : (adjective)
( 1 ) Rising or falling sharply
He could not reach the steep roof of the house.
I always avoid a steep path.
( 2 ) Excessive
There is likely to be a steep increase in unemployment.
I shall not pay seventy thousand rupees for your old car. It is too steep.
Steep : (verb)
( 1 ) Soak something thoroughly in liquid in order to soften, clean or flavor
Steep onions in vinegar.
( 2 ) Pervade or fill something thoroughly with something
Give oneself / someone a thorough knowledge of something
They are steeped in ignorance.
It is a city of steeped in history.
She is an erudite scholar steeped in the literature of ancient India.
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