Stiff-necked
Stiff-necked Stiff"-necked`, a. Stubborn; inflexibly obstinate; contumacious; as, stiff-necked pride; a stiff-necked people. --Ex. xxxii. 9. [1913 Webster]

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  • stiff-necked — stiff necked; stiff necked·ly; stiff necked·ness; …   English syllables

  • stiff-necked — A stiff necked person is rather formal and finds it hard to relax in company …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stiff-necked — stiff′ necked′ adj. 1) pat having a stiff neck; having torticollis 2) haughty and obstinate; refractory • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • stiff-necked — adj too proud, and refusing to change or obey = ↑stubborn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stiff-necked — [ ,stıf nekt ] adjective very determined and not willing to change: STUBBORN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stiff-necked — stiff necked, *obstinate, stubborn, mulish, dogged, pertinacious, pigheaded, bullheaded …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stiff-necked — [stif′nekt΄] adj. stubborn; obstinate …   English World dictionary

  • stiff-necked — also stiffnecked ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is stiff necked, you mean that they are proud and unwilling to do what other people want. Syn: stubborn, proud …   English dictionary

  • stiff-necked —    A stiff necked person is rather formal and finds it hard to relax in company.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Stiff-necked —   A stiff necked person is rather formal and finds it hard to relax in company …   Dictionary of English idioms

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