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English adjective: inflexible

1. inflexible incapable of change

SamplesA man of inflexible purpose.

Similaradamant, adamantine, brassbound, die-hard, fossilised, fossilized, hard-core, inexorable, intransigent, ironclad, ossified, rock-ribbed


2. inflexible not making concessions

SamplesTook an uncompromising stance in the peace talks.
Uncompromising honesty.

Synonymssturdy, uncompromising

Similarhard-line, hardline

Antonymscompromising, conciliatory, flexible

3. inflexible resistant to being bent

SamplesAn inflexible iron bar.
An inflexible knife blade.

Similarmuscle-bound, rigid, semirigid, stiff

See alsoinelastic

Antonymsflexile, flexible

4. inflexible incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

SamplesA rigid disciplinarian.
An inflexible law.
An unbending will to dominate.

Synonymsrigid, unbending



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