Synonyms for (adjective) inflexible

Synonyms: inflexible

Definition: resistant to being bent

Usage: an inflexible iron bar; an inflexible knife blade;

Similar words: muscle-bound

Definition: having stiff muscles as the result of excessive exercise

Usage: he arrived accompanied by two muscle-bound body guards


Similar words: stiff, rigid

Definition: incapable of or resistant to bending

Usage: a rigid strip of metal; a table made of rigid plastic; a palace guardsman stiff as a poker; stiff hair; a stiff neck


Similar words: semirigid

Definition: not fully rigid


Synonyms: inflexible

Definition: incapable of change

Usage: a man of inflexible purpose

Similar words: inexorable, intransigent, adamant, adamantine

Definition: impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

Usage: he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind; Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him- W.Churchill; an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency


Similar words: die-hard, rock-ribbed

Definition: tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated

Usage: an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative; rock-ribbed republican


Similar words: ossified, fossilised, fossilized

Definition: set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

Usage: obsolete fossilized ways; an ossified bureaucratic system


Similar words: hard-core

Definition: stubbornly resistant to change or improvement

Usage: hard-core addicts


Similar words: brassbound, ironclad

Definition: inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable

Usage: brassbound traditions; brassbound party loyalists; an ironclad rule


Synonyms: inflexible, sturdy, uncompromising

Definition: not making concessions

Usage: took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks; uncompromising honesty

Similar words: hard-line, hardline

Definition: firm and uncompromising

Usage: a hard-line policy


Synonyms: unbending, inflexible, rigid

Definition: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

Usage: a rigid disciplinarian; an inflexible law; an unbending will to dominate

Similar words: unadaptable

Definition: not adaptable