inflexible

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French inflexible, from Latin inflexibilis. See also in- +‎ flexible.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈflɛksəbl̩/
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inflexible (comparative more inflexible, superlative most inflexible)

  1. Not flexible; not capable of bending or being bent.
    Synonyms: stiff, rigid, firm, unyielding
  2. Not willing to change, e.g. one's opinion or habits.
  3. Not able to be changed or adapted to circumstances.
    • 2020 November 18, Howard Johnston, “The missing 'Lincs' and the sole survivor”, in Rail, page 58:
      Being so inflexible, the railway was easy prey to road competition, and the arrival of unregulated lorry transport from farm fields to town centres quickly captured all locally generated business.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin inflexiblis.

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inflexible (epicene, plural inflexibles)

  1. inflexible

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin inflexiblis.

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inflexible (masculine and feminine plural inflexibles)

  1. inflexible
    Antonym: flexible

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

in- +‎ flexible

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inflexible (plural inflexibles)

  1. inflexible

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GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin inflexiblis.

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inflexible m or f (plural inflexibles)

  1. inflexible

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin inflexiblis.

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inflexible (plural inflexibles)

  1. inflexible
    Antonym: flexible

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