Definition of Stiff-necked

1. Adjective. Haughtily stubborn. "A stiff-necked old Boston brahmin"




Definition of Stiff-necked

1. Adjective. Stubborn and arrogant. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiff-necked

stiddies
stiddiest
stiddy
stie
stied
sties
stieve
stievely
stiever
stievest
stifado
stiff-arm
stiff-backed
stiff-hearted
stiff-necked (current term)
stiff-tailed duck
stiff-tailed ducks
stiff aster
stiff gentian
stiff person syndrome
stiff upper lip
stiffed
stiffen
stiffened
stiffener
stiffeners
stiffening
stiffenings
stiffens

Literary usage of Stiff-necked

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1889)
"A stiff-necked GENERATION.— CONCLUSION. CHAPTER XXXVI.—LADY JULIA'S LITTLE PLAN. " I delight in the tender passions, and would befriend all under their ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"A stiff-necked GENERATION. CHAPTER VI.—ROSAMUND AS A CONTRAST. " Art she had none, yet wanted mine, For Nature did that want supply : S<• . rich in ..."

3. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"stiff-necked people to oppose themselves against and to hinder the free passage thereof, the word of removing and transplanting being to the natives as ..."

4. Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths by James Long (1881)
"Sanskrit.—They know not their own defects who search for the defects of others. stiff-necked.—Ps. 75. 5. The Jews were called a stiff-necked people, Acts 7. ..."

5. The Historical Relations of Medicine and Surgery to the End of the Sixteenth by Thomas Clifford Allbutt (1905)
"... those stiff- necked enemies of peace, for a familiarity with the lacerations of war, was Botallo, whose treatise on gunshot wounds, an excellent and ..."

6. The Historical Relations of Medicine and Surgery to the End of the Sixteenth by Thomas Clifford Allbutt (1905)
"A still greater surgeon who had to thank the Popes, those stiff- necked enemies of peace, for a familiarity with the lacerations of war, was Botallo, ..."

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