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
That’s not to say Singleton is inflexible to the shifts hitting Hollywood.
The PCL-R, unlike the Turing Test, is inflexible by design.
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Origin and Etymology of inflexible
Middle English, from Latin inflexibilis, from in- + flexibilis flexible
First Known Use: 14th century
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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