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unflexible

[ flek-suh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF unflexible
  • as instiff
  • as inunbending

Synonyms for unflexible

  • arthritic
  • creaky
  • rigid
  • solid
  • stark
  • tense
  • thick
  • tight
  • wooden
  • brittle
  • buckram
  • firm
  • refractory
  • rheumatic
  • set
  • annealed
  • benumbed
  • cemented
  • chilled
  • congealed
  • contracted
  • fixed
  • frozen
  • graceless
  • hardened
  • immalleable
  • impliable
  • incompliant
  • indurate
  • inelastic
  • jelled
  • mechanical
  • numbed
  • ossified
  • petrified
  • resistant
  • solidified
  • starched
  • starchy
  • steely
  • stiff as a board
  • stony
  • taut
  • thickened
  • unbending
  • ungraceful
  • unsupple
  • unyielding
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Antonyms for unflexible

  • bending
  • flexible
  • loose
  • pliable
  • slack
  • soft
  • indefinite
  • supple
  • calm
  • casual
  • easy
  • graceful
  • informal
  • moderate
  • normal
  • pliant
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WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French flexible or directly from Latin flexibilis "that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding;" figuratively "tractable, inconstant," from flexus, past participle of flectere "to bend," of uncertain origin. Related: Flexibly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNFLEXIBLE

stiff

adjectivehard, inflexible
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