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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"

    unbending, rigid, uncompromising, sturdy

    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"

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

    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";

    unbending, rigid, uncompromising, sturdy

    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"

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

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


  1. inflexible(adjective)



  2. inflexible(adjective)

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



  3. inflexible(adjective)

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



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.

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflexible(a.)

    stiff, rigid

  2. inflexible(a.)

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

  3. inflexible(a.)

    firm, resolute, steadfast, immovable, persevering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inflexible(a)

    unyielding, rigid, impliable, immovable, resolute, steadfast

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  1. Kilbinder Dosanjh:

    Investors want credibility, stability and at the same time flexibility. Right now, India is a bit of an inflexible market.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Whoever that is too used to the usual will hardly get used to the unusual. In other words, anyone who is rigid naturally will equally be inflexible to change and stuffs like that. So come on, be flexible rather than rigid in all your endeavours. -Emeasoba George

  3. 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.

  4. Jeff Rowes:

    The rule is completely inflexible.

  5. Pete Buttigieg:

    I believe the best way to defeat Donald Trump and deliver for the American people is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on the critical issues, bernie Sanders believes in an inflexible ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.

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