Definition of inflexible
inflexibilityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌflek-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
inflexiblenessplay \(ˌ)in-ˈflek-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
inflexiblyplay \(ˌ)in-ˈflek-sə-blē\ adverb
Examples of inflexible in a Sentence
the inflexible law of gravity
shoes made of inflexible plastic hurt my feet
Recent Examples of inflexible from the Web
The Heartbreakers, though, weren't inflexible in all the renderings.
Cross disputed a minimum punishment for students and said the disciplinary details seemed inflexible.
In the past, physical retail and all of its associated complications have seemed anathema to Bezos — expensive, inflexible obligations whose costs are difficult to defray by advances of technology.
Abridged and spiked with nods to other works by Shakespeare, his Dream will enchant everyone except the most inflexible purists, and will likely turn on the uninitiated to the charms of the Elizabethan playwright.
Then were the internal politics at Yahoo, where former executives criticized Mayer's management style as brusque and inflexible.
The borders of an emotional state can feel as inflexible, narrow, and unending as those of a geographic one.
More than 90 percent of federal transportation money allocated to states is determined by an inflexible, politically driven formula.
That’s not to say Singleton is inflexible to the shifts hitting Hollywood.
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Origin and Etymology of inflexible
Middle English, from Latin inflexibilis, from in- + flexibilis flexible
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of inflexible
synonyms see in addition stiff
INFLEXIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inflexible for English Language Learners
: not easily influenced or persuaded
: not easily bent or twisted
: not easily changed
INFLEXIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of inflexible for Students
1 : not easily bent or twisted
2 : not easily influenced or persuaded an inflexible judge
3 : not easily changed inflexible rules
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