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See definition of unpliable on Dictionary.com
  • as inintractable
  • as inintractable/intransigent
  • as inuntoward

synonyms for unpliable

  • incurable
  • intransigent
  • stubborn
  • uncompromising
  • unmanageable
  • awkward
  • bull-headed
  • cantankerous
  • contrary
  • fractious
  • hang-tough
  • hard-line
  • headstrong
  • immovable
  • incompliant
  • indocile
  • indomitable
  • insoluble
  • locked
  • locked-in
  • mulish
  • obdurate
  • obstinate
  • pat
  • pertinacious
  • perverse
  • pig-headed
  • recalcitrant
  • refractory
  • resolute
  • self-willed
  • tenacious
  • tough
  • unbending
  • uncooperative
  • undisciplined
  • ungovernable
  • unruly
  • unyielding
  • wayward
  • wild
  • willful
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antonyms for unpliable

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  • willing
  • manageable
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How to use unpliable in a sentence

Water-glass soaps do not dissolve readily in water, they make but little suds, and render the skin hard and unpliable.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 392, JULY 7, 1883VARIOUS
There was something fixed in it, and Archie's nebulous easy-going temperament had an invincible repugnance to anything unpliable.
DIANA TEMPEST, VOLUME II (OF 3)MARY CHOLMONDELEY
All her life, as it seemed, she had been accustomed to mediate between these two unpliable and stubborn temperaments.
THE MARKET-PLACEHAROLD FREDERIC
Her very lips were stiff and unpliable with the force of the blood which rushed to her head.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
In vain, anxious to be let off, was I restrained in utterance—cold, unpliable.
CONFESSIONW. GILMORE SIMMS
How grotesque her features were, so hard and unpliable seemed her flesh.
THE LAND OF LOOK BEHINDPAUL CAMERON BROWN
She had no notion of a joke, Sir; had come late into life, and had a mighty unpliable understanding.
LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOLUME 5BOSWELL
They are clumsy to place, burdensome to carry, and stiff and unpliable to the chafing point.
CAMP AND TRAILSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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