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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflexible  \In*flex"i*ble\,  a.  [L.  inflexiblis:  cf  F. 
  inflexible.  See  {In-}  not  and  {Flexible}.] 
  1.  Not  capable  of  being  bent;  stiff;  rigid;  firm;  unyielding. 
 
  2.  Firm  in  will  or  purpose;  not  to  be  turned,  changed,  or 
  altered;  resolute;  determined;  unyieding;  inexorable; 
  stubborn. 
 
  ``Inflexibleas  steel.''  --Miltom. 
 
  Amanof  upright  and  inflexibletemper  .  .  .  can 
  overcome  all  private  fear.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  Incapable  of  change;  unalterable;  immutable. 
 
  The  nature  of  things  is  inflexible.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Syn:  --  Unbending;  unyielding;  rigid;  inexorable; 
  pertinacious;  obstinate;  stubborn;  unrelenting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflexible 
  adj  1:  extended  meanings;  incapable  of  change;  "a  man  of  inflexible 
  purpose"  [ant:  {flexible}] 
  2:  not  making  concessions;  "took  an  uncompromising  stance  in 
  the  peace  talks";  "uncompromising  honesty"  [syn:  {uncompromising}] 
  [ant:  {compromising}] 
  3:  literal  meanings;  "an  inflexible  iron  bar";  "an  inflexible 
  knife  blade"  [ant:  {flexible}] 
  4:  incapable  of  adapting  or  changing  to  meet  circumstances;  "a 
  rigid  disciplinarian";  "an  inflexible  law";  "an  unbending 
  will  to  dominate"  [syn:  {rigid},  {unbending}] 




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