1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inflexibilis rigid, unbending. See in-3, flexible (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Inflexibility
- not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid:
- of a rigid or unyielding temper, purpose, will, etc.; immovable:
- not permitting change or variation; unalterable:
- not flexible; rigid; stiff
- obstinate; unyielding
- without variation; unalterable; fixed
- Unwillingness to change or compromise.
- Inability to be bent; stiffness.
- : rigidly firm in will or purpose : unyielding
- : not readily bent : lacking or deficient in suppleness
- : incapable of change : unalterable
Example sentences for Inflexibility
- Here he finds the ground prepared for the anti-semitic attack on rigidity, stubbornness, inflexibility as Jewish qualities.
- The governor has successfully pleased both, however, by blaming the Obama administration for inflexibility.
- The inflexibility is a reassuring ideological message for some members.
- He tries to be consistent, but his detractors see it as inflexibility.
- Most of the ‘e’ formations are closed, a sign of inflexibility once his mind is made up.
- But what is to be done if Charles should refuse, with the inflexibility of his grandfather, to comply with this request of yours?
- The inflexibility of Constantia was still the only grief that dwelt upon his mind.
- Few people argued with Mrs. Ogilvie; there was an inflexibility about her which made protest impossible.
- He was still the old Roman in inflexibility of purpose; but grafted on to the Roman was a new Berserker fury.
- The guard in question had a doppel-ganger,—counterpart of himself in inflexibility,—and both were appendages of their muskets.
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