from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking elasticity; unyielding or unadaptable. synonym: stiff.
  • adjective Economics Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have little effect on the quantity demanded or supplied.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not elastic.
  • adjective (Economics) reacting little to changing price; -- of demand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective lacking elasticity; inflexible, unyielding

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  • adjective not elastic


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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