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stiff-necked

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1 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • he was too stiff-necked to admit that "underlings" might have useful ideas

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2 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
  • her dinner parties are typically stiff-necked affairs, more to be endured than enjoyed

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3 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • obviously uninterested in hearing any excuses, the stiff-necked officer handed me my speeding ticket with a flourish

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The first known use of stiff-necked was in 1530

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“Stiff-necked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stiff-necked. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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