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inflexibility


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflexibility  \In*flex"i*bil"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  inflexibilit['e].] 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  inflexible,  or  not  capable  of 
  being  bent  or  changed;  unyielding  stiffness;  inflexibleness; 
  rigidity;  firmness  of  will  or  purpose;  unbending  pertinacity; 
  steadfastness;  resoluteness;  unchangeableness;  obstinacy. 
 
  The  inflexibility  of  mechanism.  --A.  Baxter. 
 
  That  grave  inflexibility  of  soul.  --Churchill. 
 
  The  purity  and  inflexibility  of  their  faith.  --T. 
  Warton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflexibility 
  n  1:  a  lack  of  physical  flexibility  [syn:  {inflexibleness}]  [ant: 
  {flexibility}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  rigid  and  rigorously  severe  [syn:  {rigidity}] 
  [ant:  {flexibility}] 




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