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  • adj.hard, tough; inflexible
  • nounhard, ferrous metal
  • nounrestraint made of metal

synonyms for iron

  • rigid
  • steely
  • adamant
  • firm
  • heavy
  • immovable
  • steel
  • thick
  • unbending
  • adamantine
  • cruel
  • dense
  • ferric
  • ferrous
  • implacable
  • indomitable
  • inexorable
  • insensible
  • obdurate
  • relentless
  • robust
  • strong
  • stubborn
  • unyielding
See also synonyms for: ironed / ironing / irons / unironed

antonyms for iron

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  • flexible
  • loose
  • moving
  • pliant
  • slight
  • soft
  • supple
  • yielding
  • weak
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      How to use iron in a sentence

      Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.
      ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
      Now, the whole Northwest groaned beneath a cast-iron prohibition law at that time, and for some years thereafter.
      RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
      She was in a dream of oily odours and monstrous iron constructions, dominated by the grand foreman: and Edwin was in the dream.
      HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
      The baron turned full upon him, and leaned his shoulders against the iron door of the recess.
      CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
      The churchyard was partly surrounded by houses, and in 1781 "iron pallisadoes" were affixed to the wall.
      SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
      As the hopeless wish passed through his soul, the iron entered with it, but did not pass away.
      THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
      They were a well-matched pair; iron-nerved, both of them, the sort of men to face sudden death open-eyed and unafraid.
      RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
      She dressed always in black, was very devout and rich and narrow and iron-willed.
      THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
      And gathering up Stéphanie like a bunch of snowdrops, the yellow, galvanized iron old lady swept out of the room.
      THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
      The order of the bells is first “silver,” second “golden,” third “brazen,” and fourth “iron.”
      ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
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      WORDS RELATED TO IRON

      • bond
      • bracelet
      • cable
      • clinker
      • connection
      • coupling
      • fetter
      • iron
      • lavaliere
      • link
      • locket
      • manacle
      • pendant
      • shackle
      • trammel
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