[ stif-nekt ]
/ ˈstɪfˈnɛkt /
having a stiff neck; having torticollis.
haughty and obstinate; refractory.
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Origin of stiff-necked
First recorded in 1520–30
OTHER WORDS FROM stiff-neckedstiff·neck·ed·ly [stif-nek-id-lee, -nekt-lee] /ˈstɪfˈnɛk ɪd li, -ˈnɛkt li/, adverbstiff·neck·ed·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for stiffneckedness
These men mourned in silence over the revolting pride and stiffneckedness of their cotemporaries.The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures|Frederick von Schlegel
British Dictionary definitions for stiffneckedness
haughtily stubborn or obstinate
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