Stiff and Unnatural


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Stiff adjective – Incapable of or highly resistant to bending.
Unnatural is a synonym for stiff. In some cases you can use "Unnatural" instead an adjective "Stiff". formal substitute
Nearby Words: stiffen, stiffness, stiffed, stiffly, stiffened
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Unnatural adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: just before the debate, the candidates flashed unnatural smiles for the cameras

Stiff is a synonym for unnatural in affected topic. Sometimes you can use "Stiff" instead an adjective "Unnatural", if it concerns topics such as artificial.
Nearby Word: unnaturally
Synonyms for Unnatural

Things that words describes

manner stiff manner unnatural manner
style stiff style unnatural style
way stiff way unnatural way
accent stiff accent unnatural accent
Other nouns: expressions, movements.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / What Price Hollywood Dull Surprise: For Mary’s first acting job, she is incredibly stiff and unnatural.
  • Sherlock Scan His left arm has been injured: He holds it in a stiff and unnatural manner.
    Source: Sherlock Scan
  • People Puppets Albeit with a very stiff, obviously unnatural gait.
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