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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints.

2. (superl.) Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated; neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff.

3. (superl.) Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff gale or breeze.

4. (superl.) Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary.

5. (superl.) Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected; starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style.

6. (superl.) Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear.

7. (superl.) Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; -- opposed to crank.

8. (superl.) Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff charge; a stiff price.

Greek
4644. sklerotrachelos -- stiff-necked
... stiff-necked. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: sklerotrachelos Phonetic
Spelling: (sklay-rot-rakh'-ay-los) Short Definition: stubborn Definition: stiff ...
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4723. steira -- barren
... barren. A contraction from stereos (as stiff and unnatural); "sterile" -- barren.
see GREEK stereos. (steira) -- 4 Occurrences. (steirai) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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4642. skleros -- hard, rough
... 4642 -- properly, hard (because out); (figuratively) stiff, stubborn (unyielding)
describing people who "won't budge" (bend, submit), or what is . ...
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4731. stereos -- hard, firm
... hard, strong, sure. From histemi; stiff, ie Solid, stable (literally or figuratively) --
stedfast, strong, sure. see GREEK histemi. (sterea) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6203. oreph -- back of the neck, neck
... stiff-necked. From araph; the nape or back of the neck (as declining); hence, the
back generally (whether literal or figurative) -- back ((stiff-)neck((-ed). ...
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2389. chazaq -- strong, stout, mighty
... harder, hottest, impudent, loud, mighty, sore, stiff-hearted, stronger. From
chazaq; strong (usu. In a bad sense, hard, bold, violent ...
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6277. athaq -- forward, arrogant
... arrogancy, grievous hard things, stiff. From athaq in the sense of license; impudent --
arrogancy, grievous (hard) things, stiff. see HEBREW athaq. 6276, 6277 ...
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3820. leb -- inner man, mind, will, heart
... the centre of anything -- + care for, comfortably, consent, X considered,
courag(-eous), friend(-ly), ((broken-), (hard-), (merry-), (stiff-), (stout-), double ...
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7186. qasheh -- hard, severe
... churlish, cruel, grievous, hard((-hearted), thing), heavy, + impudent, obstinate,
prevailed, rough(-ly), sore, sorrowful, stiff((necked)), stubborn, + in ...
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7185. qashah -- to be hard, severe or fierce
... be cruel, be fiercer, make grievous, be ((ask a), be in, have, seem, would)
hard(-en, (labour), -ly, thing), be sore, (be, make) stiff(-en, (-necked)). ...
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Library

Stiff-Necked Idolaters and Pliable Christians
... STIFF-NECKED IDOLATERS AND PLIABLE CHRISTIANS. 'Hath a nation changed their
gods, which are yet no gods? but My people have changed ...
/.../stiff-necked idolaters and pliable christians.htm

The Highway of Holiness
... To be broken means to be "not I, but Christ." There is in every one of us a proud,
stiff-necked "I." The stiff neck began in the Garden of Eden when Adam and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hession/the calvary road/chapter 4 the highway of.htm

Answers to Prayer
... together irregularly. Her hip-joint was stiff, so that she was never able
to walk without the support of a cane or crutch. For eight ...
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We Hear Much of the Human Error which Accepts what is Sham and ...
... We can see something stiff and quaint in their mode of expression, just as our
descendants will see something stiff and quaint in our coarsest slum sketch or ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 20 we hear much.htm

The Faithful Servant
... that he was dumb and partly deaf, and further to their amazement and admiration,
they discovered that his right leg and arm were too stiff for ordinary use and ...
/.../miller/the city of delight/chapter xxi the faithful servant.htm

How Saints May Help the Devil
... Their backs are as stiff as if an iron rod were in the center, they come up to the
house of God, and it is a Christian doctrine that God has made of one flesh ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/how saints may help the.htm

Distinguishing Grace
... I wish that some of the stiff-necked gentry of our churches would at times
recollect this. Their condition is smooth as oil, and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/distinguishing grace.htm

Thomas and Jesus
... Mary, the lover; Peter, the penitent; the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, the
thinkers; Thomas, the stiff unbeliever"the presence of the Christ is enough ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture st john chaps xv to xxi/thomas and jesus.htm

John Chapter i. 32, 33
... His are those burning words: "Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised of heart and ears,
ye do always resist the Holy Spirit." Mighty impetuosity; but it is the dove ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate vi john chapter i.htm

Impressive Phrases
... force, vigor, power, and energy. formal, precise, stiff, and methodical. ... rigid,
inelastic, stiff, and unbending. rough, rude, gruff, and surly. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section iv impressive phrases.htm

Thesaurus
Stiff (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant;
not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints. ...
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Stiff-necked (18 Occurrences)
Stiff-necked. Stiffnecked, Stiff-necked. Stiffness . ... (a.) Stubborn; inflexibly
obstinate; contumacious; as, stiff-necked pride; a stiff-necked people. Int. ...
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Stiff-hearted (1 Occurrence)
Stiff-hearted. Stiffhearted, Stiff-hearted. Stiffnecked . Noah Webster's
Dictionary ... Multi-Version Concordance Stiff-hearted (1 Occurrence). ...
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Stiffnecked (9 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia STIFF-NECKED. ... If an ox was hard to control
or stubborn, it was "hard of neck," or stiff-necked. ...
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Obstinate (12 Occurrences)
... NAS NIV). Exodus 32:9 Yahweh said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and
behold, they are a stiff-necked people. (See NAS). Exodus ...
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Stiffened (7 Occurrences)
... Stiffened (7 Occurrences). 2 Kings 17:14 And they did not give ear, but became
stiff-necked, like their fathers who had no faith in the Lord their God. ...
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Stubborn (40 Occurrences)
... (a.) Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding ... Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. ...
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Stiffen (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make stiff; to make less pliant or flexible; as, to stiffen cloth with
starch. ... 4. (vi) To become stiff or stiffer, in any sense of the adjective. ...
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Necks (28 Occurrences)
... your orders and went against your decisions (which, if a man keeps them, will be
life to him), and turning their backs on you, made their necks stiff and did ...
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Neck (97 Occurrences)
... preferable to a life of evil influence upon even the little ones of God's household
(Matthew 18:6 Mark 9:42 Luke 17:2). To "make the neck stiff," to "harden ...
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Concordance
Stiff (23 Occurrences)

Jude 1:15
to do judgment against all, and to convict all their impious ones, concerning all their works of impiety that they did impiously, and concerning all the stiff things that speak against Him did impious sinners.'
(YLT)

Exodus 14:25
And made the wheels of their war-carriages stiff, so that they had hard work driving them: so the Egyptians said, Let us go in flight from before the face of Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians.
(BBE)

Deuteronomy 9:6
Know therefore, that Yahweh your God doesn't give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked people.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Deuteronomy 9:13
Furthermore Yahweh spoke to me, saying, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:16
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against Yahweh; and how much more after my death?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Judges 2:19
And it hath come to pass, at the death of the judge -- they turn back and have done corruptly above their fathers, to go after other gods, to serve them, and to bow themselves to them; they have not fallen from their doings, and from their stiff way.
(YLT)

2 Samuel 23:10
He was with David and went on fighting the Philistines till his hand became tired and stiff from gripping his sword: and that day the Lord gave a great salvation, and the people came back after him only to take the goods of the Philistines.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 36:13
He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 9:16
But they and our fathers, in their pride, made their necks stiff, and gave no attention to your orders,
(BBE RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 9:17
And would not do them, and gave no thought to the wonders you had done among them; but made their necks stiff, and turning away from you, made a captain over themselves to take them back to their prison in Egypt: but you are a God of forgiveness, full of grace and pity, slow to wrath and great in mercy, and you did not give them up.
(BBE RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 9:29
And gave witness against them so that you might make them come back again to your law: but their hearts were lifted up, and they gave no attention to your orders and went against your decisions (which, if a man keeps them, will be life to him), and turning their backs on you, made their necks stiff and did not give ear.
(BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Job 4:15
And a breath was moving over my face; the hair of my flesh became stiff:
(BBE)

Job 15:26
he runs at him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers;
(WEB JPS ASV)

Job 33:19
He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, And with continual strife in his bones;
(See JPS)

Job 40:17
He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
(See RSV)

Psalms 75:5
Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 7:26
yet they didn't listen to me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 10:5
As a palm they 'are' stiff, and they speak not, They are surely borne, for they step not, Be not afraid of them, for they do no evil, Yea, also to do good is not in them.
(YLT)

Jeremiah 17:23
But they didn't listen, neither turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 19:15
Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring on this city and on all its towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it; because they have made their neck stiff, that they may not hear my words.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 3:7
But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are of hard forehead and of a stiff heart.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY)

Subtopics

Stiff

Related Terms

Stiff-necked (18 Occurrences)

Stiff-hearted (1 Occurrence)

Stiffnecked (9 Occurrences)

Obstinate (12 Occurrences)

Stiffened (7 Occurrences)

Stubborn (40 Occurrences)

Stiffen (3 Occurrences)

Necks (28 Occurrences)

Neck (97 Occurrences)

Forehead (23 Occurrences)

Necked (3 Occurrences)

Set (6715 Occurrences)

Stiffness (4 Occurrences)

Inclined (23 Occurrences)

Consume (136 Occurrences)

Incline (38 Occurrences)

Sticky (5 Occurrences)

Hard (733 Occurrences)

Harddiness

Hardly (26 Occurrences)

Hardiness

Forgive (81 Occurrences)

Destroy (379 Occurrences)

Uncircumcised (48 Occurrences)

Owl (11 Occurrences)

Orpah (2 Occurrences)

Jewelry (18 Occurrences)

Gale (8 Occurrences)

Gripping (6 Occurrences)

Gourd (4 Occurrences)

Wooden (18 Occurrences)

Weak (102 Occurrences)

War-carriages (76 Occurrences)

Web (5 Occurrences)

Wild (147 Occurrences)

Inherited (23 Occurrences)

Impudent (5 Occurrences)

Insolence (11 Occurrences)

Impiety (9 Occurrences)

Flowing (123 Occurrences)

Furthermore (41 Occurrences)

Formal (1 Occurrence)

Thick-bossed (1 Occurrence)

Tile (1 Occurrence)

Tormentor (1 Occurrence)

Resisting (4 Occurrences)

Resist (23 Occurrences)

Runs (28 Occurrences)

Rushes (13 Occurrences)

Rebel (35 Occurrences)

Rigor (8 Occurrences)

Respond (21 Occurrences)

Rigid (1 Occurrence)

Refusing (21 Occurrences)

Rebellious (63 Occurrences)

Raven (7 Occurrences)

Decide (33 Occurrences)

Minute (19 Occurrences)

Massive (4 Occurrences)

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Pardon (31 Occurrences)

Bucklers (9 Occurrences)

Board (47 Occurrences)

Bent (107 Occurrences)

Beard (23 Occurrences)

Bind (68 Occurrences)

Beetle (7 Occurrences)

Circumcise (13 Occurrences)

Consumed (213 Occurrences)

Charging (27 Occurrences)

Cream (5 Occurrences)

Clay (50 Occurrences)

Hyssop (12 Occurrences)

Continually (180 Occurrences)

Arrogantly (15 Occurrences)

Stiffhearted (1 Occurrence)

Stubbornness (14 Occurrences)

Sturdy (3 Occurrences)

Stock (16 Occurrences)

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