unpliable

unpliable

(ʌnˈplaɪəbəl)
adj
1. (of a person) stubborn, obstinate
2. (of a material) not easily bent, stiff
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In the evening costume of a lady, with her bosom uncovered, with her figure armed, rather than dressed, in unpliable silk, the admiral might have passed her by without notice in his own drawing-room.
Much worse, instead of cancelling the Award forthwith, Imran Khan's Government sees nothing wrong with it offering an unpliable justification that the Prime Minister had only awarded the contract to his Minister and not himself.
Further, the problem is aggravated during the monsoon when the incomplete farm road becomes simply unpliable without the culvert and drainage system.
And to that end she set to work on her strong, heavy, unpliable, and, in many respects, defective and evil nature....