Stiff-necked meaning

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Stubborn; obstinate.
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Alternative form of stiff-necked.
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1611 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. "” Exodus 33:5 KJV.

1952 For the LORD had said to Moses, "Say to the people of Israel, `You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you. So now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do with you.'" "” ibid., RSV.

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Stubborn and arrogant or aloof.
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