[ stif-nekt ]
/ ˈstɪfˈnɛkt /
having a stiff neck; having torticollis.
haughty and obstinate; refractory.
- stiff as a board,
- stiff upper lip,
- stiff-man syndrome,
Origin of stiff-necked
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples 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
haughtily stubborn or obstinate
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