Synonyms for inelastic

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Sidney could hear her moving about with flat, inelastic steps.

She looked taller, straighter in form, and no longer drooping and inelastic.

Were they darker than the shadow cast by the inelastic institution of matrimony?

These connecting bands are white, glistening, and inelastic.

Organised charity was wasteful, inelastic, unsympathetic, often superfluous.

His eye was dull, his shoulders drooped, his gait was inelastic.

This they use as an inelastic criterion by which to judge the trade unions.

They are inelastic, and it is too soon to judge of the work they are likely to do hereafter.

Madame Delphine's very step was altered,—nervous and inelastic.

For them is the inelastic, or but slightly elastic, movement of things.

WORD ORIGIN

1748, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + elastic. Figurative use attested by 1867.

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