Origin of inflexible
Examples from the Web for inflexible
Liberated from overstressing our backs, we suffer from weak and inflexible backs.Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort|Daniel E. Lieberman|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When two people have to work late, who will meet that inflexible day-care pickup time?One Reason Women Stay Home: Because It's Easier on Everyone|Megan McArdle|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some may be concerned that a system along these lines would be inflexible.To Solve Debt Crisis, GOP Should Put Obama on a Reward Program|Stan Veuger|December 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They're rigid and inflexible and hopeless and just plain cuhrayzee.
This knowledge was joy; but it made her inexorable and inflexible towards herself.Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind|Frances Martin
And they sent Colonel Gession, not so heavy a drinker as Rantzau, a good soldier and an inflexible character.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The movement of horror which he had observed was the instinctive revolt of the flesh, and not a faltering of her inflexible will.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
He stretched out his little fat legs and rested his third chin on his inflexible shirt-front.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Disdainfully she smiled; her face grew cold; her figure looked never more erect and inflexible.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
British Dictionary definitions for inflexible
Word Origin for inflexible
Word Origin and History for inflexible
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.