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inflexible

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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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3 not allowing for any exceptions or loosening of standards
  • The inflexible entry rules for the contest ban anyone who works for the company as well as any of their relatives.
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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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