Definition of inflexible in English:


Line breaks: in|flex¦ible
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈflɛksɪb(ə)l


  • 2Not able to be bent; stiff: heavy inflexible armour
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    • Janice was fairly stiff and inflexible, with a bad back, so the movements were geared to her level of ability.
    • Your vertebrae begin to grow together, forming vertical bony outgrowths and becoming stiff and inflexible.
    • When they're cold, they're stiff and inflexible, and forcibly stretching them could lead to injury or strains.
    rigid, stiff, non-flexible, unyielding, unbending, unbendable, taut, hard, firm, inelastic
    rare impliable, unmalleable



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • As for Churchill, I thought that it was precisely his inflexibility and stubbornness that made him a great war leader, at a time when England might have done little to oppose Nazi Germany.
  • She is forced into this position because she equates evolution with genetic determinism and inflexibility of behavior.
  • Forty-five per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with the length and inflexibility of hours worked, which were not conducive to family life.


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  • It is the consequence of a basically linguistically-orientated content delivered inflexibly and mechanistically.
  • She is often inflexibly wrong but passionately convincing.
  • Isn't it more important to save one more life than inflexibly sticking to the rules?


late Middle English: from Latin inflexibilis, from in- 'not' + flexibilis 'flexible'.

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