- not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid: an inflexible steel rod.
- of a rigid or unyielding temper, purpose, will, etc.; immovable: an inflexible determination.
- not permitting change or variation; unalterable: inflexible rules.
Origin of inflexible
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Contemporary Examples of inflexibly
The image of Israel as a unitary, inflexibly anti-peace body is not borne out by the legislative facts.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace
November 7, 2013
While the platform it certainly discouraging, it would be naïve to believe any party will inflexibly remain true to its platform.Come Clean, Mr. Prime Minister
June 1, 2012
Historical Examples of inflexibly
He spoke tenderly, but inflexibly, and Joel felt that his fate was pronounced.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
"Shove off," ordered Lingard, inflexibly, without even looking at d'Alcacer.The Rescue
Unless one thing happens I am going, he went on, inflexibly.
Both appeared to be about the same age, and both were inflexibly taciturn.Rambles Beyond Railways;
They were sublimely guileless, divinely charitable and inflexibly austere.The Outrage
- not flexible; rigid; stiff
- obstinate; unyielding
- without variation; unalterable; fixed
Word Origin 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.