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Meaning of INFLEXIBLE

Pronunciation:  in'fleksubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  literal meanings; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade"
  2. [adj]  extended meanings; incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"
  3. [adj]  not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
  4. [adj]  incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
 

INFLEXIBLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: adamant, adamantine, brassbound, die-hard(a), flinty, fossilised, fossilized, granitic, hardcore, hard-core, hardline, hard-line, inexorable, intransigent, ironclad, muscle-bound, ossified, rigid, rock-ribbed, semirigid, stand-up, stiff, stiffened, unadaptable, unbending, uncompromising, unyielding
 
 Antonyms: compromising, conciliatory, flexible, flexile
 
 See Also: inelastic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*flex"i*ble\, a. [L. inflexiblis: cf. F.
inflexible. See {In-} not, and {Flexible}.]
1. Not capable of being bent; stiff; rigid; firm; unyielding.

2. Firm in will or purpose; not to be turned, changed, or
   altered; resolute; determined; unyieding; inexorable;
   stubborn.

         ``Inflexibleas steel.''               --Miltom.

         Amanof upright and inflexibletemper . . . can
         overcome all private fear.            --Addison.

3. Incapable of change; unalterable; immutable.

         The nature of things is inflexible.   --I. Watts.

Syn: -- Unbending; unyielding; rigid; inexorable;
     pertinacious; obstinate; stubborn; unrelenting.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adamant, adamantine, at a standstill, cast-iron, certain, changeless, closed to, constant, determinate, determined, dogged, dour, dyed, established, fated, fateful, firm, fixed, flinty, frozen, fundamentalist, grim, hard, hard and fast, hard-core, hard-line, headstrong, hidebound, immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable, impersuadable, impersuasible, impervious, implacable, impliable, inalterable, indefeasible, indomitable, inductile, inelastic, ineluctable, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, inexorable, inextensible, inextensile, inextensional, intractable, intractile, intransigent, invariable, invincible, iron, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, irreconcilable, irremovable, irresilient, irresistible, irrevocable, loyal, mulish, muscle-bound, necessary, nonelastic, nonstretchable, obdurate, obstinate, orthodox, pat, pigheaded, procrustean, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic, refractory, relentless, resistless, resolute, resolved, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous, rockbound, rock-ribbed, set, settled, severe, single-minded, sot, standpat, stationary, staunch, steadfast, steady, steely, stern, stiff, stony, straightlaced, straitlaced, strict, stubborn, sure, sure as death, sure as fate, true, unaccommodating, unadaptable, unaffected, unalterable, unamenable, unavoidable, unbending, unchangeable, unchanging, uncompliant, uncompromising, unconquerable, uncontrollable, undeflectable, unextendible, unextensible, unflappable, unflexible, ungiving, unimpressionable, uninfluenceable, unlimber, unmalleable, unmodifiable, unmovable, unmoved, unmoving, unpersuadable, unpliable, unpliant, unpreventable, unreceptive, unrelenting, unresponsive, unshakable, unshakeable, unshaken, unstoppable, unsuggestible, unsusceptible, unswayable, unswerving, untractable, unvaried, unvarying, unyielding
 

 

 

 

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