unmalleable


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unmalleable

(ʌnˈmælɪəbəl)
adj
1. not able to be influenced, persuaded, or controlled
2. (of a substance, esp metal) not easy to work, hammer, or form into different shapes
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Adj.1.unmalleable - difficult or impossible to shape or work
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
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The mistress of the house, meanwhile, as is usual with persons of her stiff and unmalleable cast, stood mostly aside; willing to lend her aid, yet conscious that her natural inaptitude would be likely to impede the business in hand.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
By doing a close reading of Middle Passage in connection to Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno," Valkeakari offers robust counters to the notion of blackness as static and unmalleable.
The purpose of a Critical and Creative approach to literacy is not to place the burden of our responsibility on students, but rather to liberate them from the feeling of being trapped by unmalleable, self-defeating circumstances.
146) Property rights are "at their best" when they are predictable, unmalleable, and allow for concerned parties to deal directly with the owner of the right.
Unlike the novel that cultural nationalists and SADE writers so highly regarded, which upon being published served as a museum of sorts where its word became bounded, unmalleable, and generally stored on a shelf for posterity, Arlt's aguafuertes exemplify the opposite.