Origin of inflexible
Examples from the Web 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.Swing States Sit Out Obamacare: What Four Holdouts Are Doing|David Freedlander|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The inflexibility is a reassuring ideological message for some members.NRA Convention Gun Advocates Include Victims, Immigrants, Kids|Michael Ames|May 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.For Presidential Hopefuls, the Handwriting Says It All|Sheila Kurtz|January 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But what is to be done if Charles should refuse, with the inflexibility of his grandfather, to comply with this request of yours?Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
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.Peter and Jane|S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
He was still the old Roman in inflexibility of purpose; but grafted on to the Roman was a new Berserker fury.The Lair of the White Worm|Bram Stoker
The guard in question had a doppel-ganger,—counterpart of himself in inflexibility,—and both were appendages of their muskets.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,|George Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for inflexibility
Word Origin for inflexible
Word Origin and History for inflexibility (1 of 2)
late 14c., "incapable of being bent, physically rigid," also figuratively, "unbending in temper or purpose," from Middle French inflexible and directly from Latin inflexibilis, from inflexus, past participle of inflectere (see inflect). In early 15c. an identical word had an opposite sense, "capable of being swayed or moved," from in- "in, on." Related: Inflexibly.