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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking elasticity; unyielding or unadaptable. See Synonyms at stiff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. lacking elasticity; inflexible, unyielding

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not elastic.
  • adj. reacting little to changing price; -- of demand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not elastic; not returning after a strain; lacking elasticity.
  • Incompressible; rigid; unyielding

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

  • adj. not elastic


in- +‎ elastic (Wiktionary)



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  • "Archer was struck by something languid and inelastic in her attitude, and wondered if the deadly monotony of their lives had laid its weight on her also."
    - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'.

    September 19, 2009