- having a stiff neck; having torticollis.
- haughty and obstinate; refractory.
Origin of stiff-necked
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Related Words for stiff-neckedtough, harsh, flinty, hard-nosed, strict, rigid, grim, steely, tenacious, unshakable, single-minded, intractable, steadfast, willful, perverse, persistent, ornery, inflexible, determined, headstrong
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Historical Examples of stiff-necked
Judge Granger—that inflated, stiff-necked, egotistical bag of conceit!Mixed Faces
They treated them stiff-necked food-slingers like they was a lot of wooden Indians.Shorty McCabe
You flattered yourself you were going to get riches, but your daughters were too stiff-necked.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
The old Alroy blood flows in his veins, a stiff-necked race.Alroy
This was a new aspect of the stiff-necked young teamster they had known.The Huntress
- haughtily stubborn or obstinate