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inflexible

adjective

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1 not capable of changing or being changed
  • the inflexible law of gravity

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2 incapable of or highly resistant to bending
  • shoes made of inflexible plastic hurt my feet

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4 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • her inflexible father was unmoved by tears and pleading, and he grounded her anyway

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inflexible, obdurate, adamant mean unwilling to alter a predetermined course or purpose. inflexible implies rigid adherence or even slavish conformity to principle. inflexible in their demands obdurate stresses hardness of heart and insensitivity to appeals for mercy or the influence of divine grace. obdurate in his refusal to grant clemency adamant implies utter immovability in the face of all temptation or entreaty. adamant that the work should continue

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“Inflexible.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/in%20flexible. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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