English version

inflexible

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinflexiblein‧flex‧i‧ble /ɪnˈfleksəbəl/ AWL adjective 🔊 🔊 1 CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTunwilling to make even the slightest change in your attitudes, plans etc opp flexible 🔊 inflexible attitudes towards change2 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTinflexible rules, arrangements etc are impossible to change opp flexible 🔊 This approach is too inflexible and too costly.3 BENDinflexible material is stiff and will not bend opp flexibleinflexibly adverbinflexibility /ɪnˌfleksəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
inflexibleSome of his employees find him inflexible.The proposed law is poorly written and inflexible.It is a huge, inflexible and impersonal organization.Although many students adored Albers, others found him inflexible and stifling.The regulations are precise and inflexible in such matters.Union negotiators criticized the employers for being too inflexible on the issues of pay and working conditions.
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