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  • n. The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of being bent or changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness; rigidity; obstinacy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of being bent or changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness; rigidity; firmness of will or purpose; unbending pertinacity; steadfastness; resoluteness; unchangeableness; obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being inflexible; incapability of being bent; unyielding stiffness; obstinacy of will or temper; firmness of purpose.
  • n. Synonyms Tenacity, resolution, perseverance; doggedness, stubbornness, obstinacy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lack of physical flexibility
  • n. the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe

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