stiff-necked

adjective

Examples of stiff-necked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But some Jews stubbornly refused to assimilate and continued the sometimes strange and stiff-necked traditions of our people. TIME, 11 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stiff-necked was in 1530

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“Stiff-necked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stiff-necked. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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