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stiff-necked

[stif-nekt]
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adjective
  1. having a stiff neck; having torticollis.
  2. haughty and obstinate; refractory.
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Origin of stiff-necked

First recorded in 1520–30
Related formsstiff·neck·ed·ly [stif-nek-id-lee, -nekt-lee] /ˈstɪfˈnɛk ɪd li, -ˈnɛkt li/, adverbstiff·neck·ed·ness, noun

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2. stubborn, obstinate, intractable, willful, pigheaded.
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stiff-necked

adjective
  1. haughtily stubborn or obstinate
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