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Unwilling to change or compromise,
  1. Unwilling to change or compromise
    • - once she had made up her mind, she was inflexible
  2. Not able to be changed or adapted to particular circumstances
    • - inflexible rules
  3. Not able to be bent; stiff
    • - the heavy inflexible armor of the beetles

  1. incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"
  2. uncompromising: not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
  3. resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
  4. incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
  5. (inflexibleness) inflexibility: a lack of physical flexibility
  6. The Inflexible (S 615) is the sixth and final of the Redoutable class SNLE ("Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins", "Nuclear Missile-Launching Submarine") of the Force océanique stratégique (FOST), the submarine nuclear deterrent component of the French Navy.
  7. Not flexible; not capable of bending or being bent; stiff; rigid; firm; unyielding; Not willing to change, e.g. one's opinion or habits; obstinate; stubborn; resolute; determined
  8. (Inflexibility) rigidity in thinking, over-reliance on stereotypes; difficulty in recognizing alternative possibilities.
  9. Inability to adjust to changes. [Click Here To Return To List]
  10. too unchangeable in character or purpose
  11. (1985–2008, first M4 submarine)
  12. occasionally not willing to sell out your constituents (opposing higher spending and taxes); or standing on principles