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in·flex·i·ble

 (ĭn-flĕk′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not easily bent; stiff or rigid. See stiff.
2. Incapable of being changed; unalterable: an inflexible rule.
3. Refusing to change one's attitude, purpose, or principles; immovable: an inflexible disciplinarian.

in·flex′i·bil′i·ty, in·flex′i·ble·ness n.
in·flex′i·bly adv.

inflexible

(ɪnˈflɛksəbəl)
adj
1. not flexible; rigid; stiff
2. obstinate; unyielding
3. without variation; unalterable; fixed
[C14: from Latin inflexībilis; see inflect]
inˌflexiˈbility, inˈflexibleness n
inˈflexibly adv

in•flex•i•ble

(ɪnˈflɛk sə bəl)

adj.
1. not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid: an inflexible plastic rod.
2. of an unyielding temper, purpose, will, etc.; immovable: an inflexible determination.
3. not permitting change or variation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
in•flex`i•bil′i•ty, in•flex′i•ble•ness, n.
in•flex′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"
flexible - capable of being changed; "flexible schedules"
2.inflexible - not making concessionsinflexible - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
3.inflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
inelastic - not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure"
flexile, flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
4.inflexible - incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstancesinflexible - incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
unadaptable - not adaptable

inflexible

adjective
1. fixed, set, established, rooted, rigid, immovable, unadaptable He was a man of unchanging habits and an inflexible routine.
3. stiff, hard, rigid, hardened, taut, inelastic, nonflexible The boot is too inflexible to be comfortable.
stiff yielding, flexible, elastic, supple, pliable, pliant, lissom(e)

inflexible

adjective
Translations
غَيْرُ مَرِنٌغَيْر مَرْن، عَنيدلا يَلْتَوي، لا يَنْثَني
neohebnýnepoddajnýnepružný
ubøjeligurokkeligstiv
joustamaton
nefleksibilan
hajthatatlannem hajlékony
ósveigjanlegur
頑固な
구부러지지 않는
nelanksčiainelankstumasnelankstusnepalenkiamumas
nelokāmsnesaliecams
orubblig
ไม่ยืดหยุ่น
bükülmezeğilmezesnek olmayankatısert
không mềm dẻo

inflexible

[ɪnˈfleksəbl] ADJ [substance, object] → rígido (fig) [person, opinions, rules] → inflexible

inflexible

[ɪnˈflɛksɪbəl] adj
[person] → inflexible; [approach] → rigide; [system] → rigide; [labour market] → rigide; [working hours, working arrangements] → rigide
[object, material] → rigide

inflexible

adj (lit) substance, objectunbiegsam, starr; (fig) person, attitude, opinionunbeugsam, inflexibel, stur (pej)

inflexible

[ɪnˈflɛksəbl] adj (object) → rigido/a (fig) (person, ideas) → inflessibile, rigido/a

inflexible

(inˈfleksəbl) adjective
1. (of a person) never yielding or giving way.
2. not able to bend.
inˈflexibly adverb
inˌflexiˈbility noun

inflexible

غَيْرُ مَرِنٌ nepružný ubøjelig inflexibel άκαμπτος inflexible joustamaton inflexible nefleksibilan inflessibile 頑固な 구부러지지 않는 onbuigzaam ufleksibel nieelastyczny inflexível жесткий orubblig ไม่ยืดหยุ่น esnek olmayan không mềm dẻo 不灵活的
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She was inflexible about paying for her own seat; said she was in business now, and she wouldn't have a schoolboy spending his money on her.
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Once more he cudgelled the sides of the inflexible Gunpowder, and, shutting his eyes, broke forth with involuntary fervor into a psalm tune.
Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
But as ever before, the pagan harpooneers remained almost wholly unimpressed; or if impressed, it was only with a certain magnetism shot into their congenial hearts from inflexible Ahab's.
Well, my father worked some five hundred negroes; he was an inflexible, driving, punctilious business man; everything was to move by system,--to be sustained with unfailing accuracy and precision.
Here the honest but inflexible servant clapped the door to and bolted it within.
How they affected my aunt, nobody knew; for immediately upon the separation, she took her maiden name again, bought a cottage in a hamlet on the sea-coast a long way off, established herself there as a single woman with one servant, and was understood to live secluded, ever afterwards, in an inflexible retirement.
Though both were hardened and inflexible villains, the sight of the captive maiden, as well as her excelling beauty, at first appeared to stagger them; but an expressive glance from the Preceptor of Templestowe restored them to their dogged composure; and they delivered, with a precision which would have seemed suspicious to more impartial judges, circumstances either altogether fictitious or trivial, and natural in themselves, but rendered pregnant with suspicion by the exaggerated manner in which they were told, and the sinister commentary which the witnesses added to the facts.
He made business a pretext for shutting himself up in his study, but it was really in order to spend the time with the Princess, who remained inflexible.
The Emperor was inflexible both to the entreaties of his daughter and the tears of his grand-children, and all that could be obtained of him was that the sentence should be mollified, and changed into a condemnation to be hanged.