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Synonyms for inflexible
ɪnˈflɛk sə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflexible(adj)

    incapable of change

    "a man of inflexible purpose"

    Synonyms:
    unbending, rigid, uncompromising, sturdy

    Antonyms:
    adaptable, flexible, limber, pliant, supple, stretched, bendable, spinnable, flexile, pliable, negotiable, double-jointed, spinnbar, waxy, on the table

  2. uncompromising, sturdy, inflexible(adj)

    not making concessions

    "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"

    Synonyms:
    stout, hardy, unbending, sturdy, stalwart, tough, uncompromising, rigid

    Antonyms:
    pliable, double-jointed, flexile, stretched, flexible, spinnbar, on the table, supple, limber, adaptable, waxy, bendable, spinnable, pliant, negotiable

  3. inflexible(adj)

    resistant to being bent

    "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";

    Synonyms:
    unbending, rigid, uncompromising, sturdy

    Antonyms:
    flexible, limber, stretched, pliant, supple, adaptable, double-jointed, spinnbar, spinnable, pliable, waxy, flexile, on the table, bendable, negotiable

  4. inflexible, rigid, unbending(adj)

    incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

    "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"

    Synonyms:
    stiff, strict, unbending, set, sturdy, uncompromising, fixed, rigid

    Antonyms:
    waxy, negotiable, adaptable, on the table, spinnable, flexile, limber, stretched, supple, pliant, flexible, pliable, spinnbar, bendable, double-jointed

Wiktionary

  1. inflexible(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    unflexible

    Antonyms:
    flexible

  2. inflexible(adjective)

    Not flexible; not capable of bending or being bent; stiff; rigid; firm; unyielding.

    Synonyms:
    unflexible

    Antonyms:
    flexible

  3. inflexible(adjective)

    Not willing to change, e.g. one's opinion or habits; obstinate; stubborn; resolute; determined.

    Synonyms:
    unflexible

    Antonyms:
    flexible

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflexible

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflexible(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stiff, rigid

  2. inflexible(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pertinacious, dogged, stubborn, obstinate, unyielding, refractory, headstrong, wilful, cantankerous, intractable, heady, obdurate, cross-grained

  3. inflexible(a.)

    Synonyms:
    firm, resolute, steadfast, immovable, persevering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inflexible(a)

    Synonyms:
    unyielding, rigid, impliable, immovable, resolute, steadfast

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rigid, uncompromising, unyielding, unbending, adamant, stiffness, unwieldy, intransigent

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How to use inflexible in a sentence?

  1. Iris Murdoch:

    In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.

  2. Paul Jones:

    It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, That those who will not risk cannot win.

  3. Kenneth McGraw:

    The training we have developed is intended to teach skills that help participants recognize inflexible, rigid thought patterns and to substitute those patterns of thinking with more adaptable thoughts.

  4. Tony Marnell:

    This inflexible requirement has been a fundamental barrier to financing high-speed rail in our country, is our leadership going to force projects throughout United States to seek financial support for infrastructure in our country from foreign governments ?

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La vida de Cristóbal Colón ofrece numerosos rasgos notables de liderazgo efectivo, que son aplicables hasta hoy. Los siete rasgos que yo considero absolutamente extraordinario son: (1) Siempre desafiar el status quo. (2) Pensar fuera de la caja. (3) Crear una visión con el plan y el calendario de ejecución. (4) Esté preparado para cruzar la zona de confort, y acceder a todos los territorios desconocidos sin miedo. (5) Ser inflexible con una fuerte determinación para ganar. (6) Ser adaptable, resistente y persistente cuando se enfrentan a retos. (7) Ser el mejor factor de influencia positiva y un modelo a seguir inspirando a los seguidores. En mi opinión, el aprendizaje más importante para los líderes de la vida de Colón es: si usted realmente desea explorar nuevos océanos, no hay que tener miedo a perder de vista la costa.


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