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…

Not friendly

Their manner was rather stiff.

Her letter was stiff and formal.


(
5 ) Severe

Tough

Competition was stiff.

The judge imposed a stiff sentence.



Stiff : (adverb)

(
1 ) To an extreme degree

Very much

They were worried stiff.

The film bored him stiff.

We were sacred stiff of meeting him.



Steep : (adjective)

(
1 ) Rising or falling sharply

Not gradually

He could not reach the steep roof of the house.

I always avoid a steep path.


(
2 ) Excessive

Unreasonable

Too much

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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