HyperDic: inflexible

English > 4 senses of the word inflexible:
ADJECTIVEallinflexibleincapable of change
allinflexible, uncompromising, sturdynot making concessions
allinflexibleresistant to being bent / bent
allinflexible, rigid, unbendingincapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
inflexible > pronunciation
Soundsihnfleh'ksahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > inflexible: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningincapable of change.
Example"a man of inflexible purpose"
Narroweradamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigentimpervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
die-hard, rock-ribbedtradition-bound and obstinately opinionated
fossilized, fossilised, ossifiedSet in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs
hard-corestubbornly resistant to change or improvement / improvement
ironclad, brassboundinflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
OppositeflexibleCapable of being changed
Spanishinflexible
Catalaninflexible
Nounsinflexibilitythe quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
Adverbsinflexiblyin an inflexible manner
English > inflexible: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot making concessions.
Synonymsuncompromising, sturdy
Narrowerhard-line, hardlineFirm and uncompromising
See alsostubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Oppositecompromising, conciliatory, flexiblemaking or willing to make concessions
Spanishinflexible, intransigente, resistente
Catalanintransigent
Nounsinflexibilitythe quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
English > inflexible: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningresistant to being bent / bent.
Examples
  • "an inflexible iron bar"
  • "an inflexible knife blade"
Narrowermuscle-boundHaving stiff muscles as the result of excessive exercise
rigid, stiffincapable of or resistant to bending
semirigidnot fully rigid
See alsoinelasticnot elastic
Oppositeflexible, flexileable to flex
Spanishinflexible
Nounsinflexibility, inflexiblenessa lack of physical flexibility
English > inflexible: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningincapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances.
Example "an inflexible law"
Synonymsrigid, unbending
Broaderunadaptablenot adaptable
Spanishinflexible, rígido
Nounsinflexibilitythe quality of being rigid and rigorously severe

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