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Definition 1: resistant to being bent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inflexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inflexible iron bar
  • an inflexible knife blade

(inflexible is similar to ...) having stiff muscles as the result of excessive exercise

"he arrived accompanied by two muscle-bound body guards"

(inflexible is similar to ...) incapable of or resistant to bending

"a rigid strip of metal" "a table made of rigid plastic" "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker" "stiff hair" "a stiff neck"

(inflexible is similar to ...) not fully rigid

(means also ...) not elastic

"economists speak of an inelastic price structure"

Definition 2: incapable of change - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inflexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of inflexible purpose

(inflexible is similar to ...) impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

"he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind" "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him" "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"

(inflexible is similar to ...) tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated

"an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative" "rock-ribbed republican"

(inflexible is similar to ...) set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

"obsolete fossilized ways" "an ossified bureaucratic system"

(inflexible is similar to ...) stubbornly resistant to change or improvement

"hard-core addicts"

(inflexible is similar to ...) inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable

"brassbound traditions" "brassbound party loyalists" "an ironclad rule"

Definition 3: not making concessions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inflexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
  • uncompromising honesty

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(inflexible is similar to ...) firm and uncompromising

"a hard-line policy"

Definition 4: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inflexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rigid disciplinarian
  • an inflexible law
  • an unbending will to dominate

Synonyms for inflexible in the sense of this definition

(inflexible is similar to ...) not adaptable

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