Synonyms of inflexible in English:



  • 1 the committee's inflexible attitude
    stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, intractable, intransigent, unbending, immovable, inexorable, unadaptable, unaccommodating; hidebound, set in one's ways, blinkered, single-minded, pig-headed, mulish; uncompromising, dogged, adamant, firm, resolute, diehard, steely, iron-willed, dyed-in-the-wool
    formal refractory
    [Antonyms] flexible accommodating
  • 2 a landlady with inflexible house rules
    unalterable, unchangeable, unvarying, unwavering, unshakeable, entrenched; firm, fixed, set, established, hard and fast, uncompromising; stringent, rigorous, strict, severe, inexorable, immutable
    [Antonyms] flexible
  • 3 an inflexible metal plate
    rigid, stiff, non-flexible, unyielding, unbending, unbendable, taut, hard, firm, inelastic
    rare impliable, unmalleable
    [Antonyms] flexible pliable
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