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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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As soon as Mehevi noticed the effect the intelligence had produced upon me, and the impatience I betrayed to reach the sea, his countenance assumed that inflexible rigidity of expression which had so awed me on the afternoon of our arrival at the house of Marheyo.