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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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