from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being inflexible; incapability of being bent; unyielding stiffness; obstinacy of will or temper; firmness of purpose.
- noun Synonyms Tenacity, resolution, perseverance; doggedness, stubbornness, obstinacy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The quality or state of being
inflexible, or not capable of being bentor changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness; rigidity; obstinacy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a lack of physical flexibility
- noun the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The association would also continue to challenge what it termed the inflexibility of the provision that a maximum of 25 percent of a public place may be demarcated as a smoking area.
Cognitive inflexibility is a signature trait of the conservative mind.
But the opposite of inflexibility is wishy-washy, right?
And this kind of ideological inflexibility is the best way for a party to squander a very favorable electoral landscape.
This sort of intellectual inflexibility is hardly unique to libertarians.
Cognitive inflexibility is the hallmark of conservative swine and Doc Hunt is the standard.
She might start with a review of the Stafford Act, which in its inflexibility is damming up $2 billion in FEMA grants to local governments.
Inflexible physical laws are necessary; their very inflexibility is divine order; but 'what law cannot do, in that it is weak through the flesh, God did by sending his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh.'
I can certainly live with that short term inflexibility for the better rate.
Their short term inflexibility continues to erode our schools, road, water systems, etc.