Definition of Inflexible

1. Adjective. Incapable of change. "A man of inflexible purpose"




2. Adjective. Not making concessions. "Uncompromising honesty"
Exact synonyms: Sturdy, Uncompromising
Similar to: Hard-line, Hardline
Derivative terms: Inflexibility, Sturdiness
Antonyms: Compromising

3. Adjective. Resistant to being bent. "An inflexible knife blade"
Also: Inelastic
Similar to: Muscle-bound, Rigid, Stiff, Semirigid
Antonyms: Flexible
Derivative terms: Inflexibility, Inflexibleness

4. Adjective. Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances. "An unbending will to dominate"
Exact synonyms: Rigid, Unbending
Similar to: Unadaptable
Derivative terms: Inflexibility, Rigidness

Definition of Inflexible

1. a. Not capable of being bent; stiff; rigid; firm; unyielding.

Definition of Inflexible

1. Adjective. Not flexible; not capable of bending or being bent; stiff; rigid; firm; unyielding. ¹

2. Adjective. Not willing to change, e.g. one's opinion or habits; obstinate; stubborn; resolute; determined. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inflexible

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inflexible

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inflexible (current term)
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Literary usage of Inflexible

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1839)
"fur which such disclosure may be requisiti-, can concurrence in any way, in the act of transfer, be needful or of use. § 4. inflexible ..."

2. Peru by William Hickling Prescott (1900)
"It was this inflexible constancy which formed the key to his character and ... This inflexible spirit of Pizarro was shown still more strongly when, ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1791)
"... of tbt inflexible CAPTIVE, •-'.•r.':•!•••, i ly Mift HANNAH MOORE; ... no common fate, inflexible and CAPTIVE ..."

4. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"but from an inflexible and indefatigable observance of the Divine will. But the rule of judging of unrighteousness is very different. ..."

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