Antonyms of adj flexible

5 senses of flexible

Sense 1
flexible (vs. inflexible) -- (capable of being changed; "flexible schedules")

inflexible (vs. flexible) -- (incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose")
        => adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigent -- (impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency")
        => die-hard (prenominal), rock-ribbed -- (tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated; "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative"; "rock-ribbed republican")
        => fossilized, fossilised, ossified -- (set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system")
        => hard-core -- (stubbornly resistant to change or improvement; "hard-core addicts")
        => ironclad, brassbound -- (inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable; "brassbound traditions"; "brassbound party loyalists"; "an ironclad rule")

Sense 2
flexible (vs. inflexible), flexile -- (able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches")

inflexible (vs. flexible) -- (resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";)
        => muscle-bound -- (having stiff muscles as the result of excessive exercise; "he arrived accompanied by two muscle-bound body guards")
        => rigid, stiff -- (incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck")
        => semirigid -- (not fully rigid)

Sense 3
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant -- (able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract")

INDIRECT (VIA adaptable) -> unadaptable -- (not adaptable)

Sense 4
flexible, whippy -- (bending and snapping back readily without breaking)

INDIRECT (VIA elastic) -> inelastic -- (not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure")

Sense 5
compromising (vs. uncompromising), conciliatory, flexible -- (making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet")


Similarity of adj flexible

5 senses of flexible

Sense 1
flexible (vs. inflexible) -- (capable of being changed; "flexible schedules")
       => limber, supple -- ((used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination")
       => negotiable, on the table -- (able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise; "negotiable demands"; "the proposal is still on the table")

Sense 2
flexible (vs. inflexible), flexile -- (able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches")
       => bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy -- (capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree")
       => double-jointed -- (having unusually flexible joints especially of the limbs or fingers)
       => limber, supple -- ((used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely)
       => limber -- ((used of artifacts) easily bent)
       => spinnable, spinnbar -- (capable of being spun into fibres)
       => stretched -- ((of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching; "well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury")
          Also See-> elastic#1

Sense 3
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant -- (able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract")
       => adaptable (vs. unadaptable) -- (capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use; "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths")

Sense 4
flexible, whippy -- (bending and snapping back readily without breaking)
       => elastic (vs. inelastic) -- (capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk")

Sense 5
compromising (vs. uncompromising), conciliatory, flexible -- (making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet")
       => yielding -- (tending to give in or surrender or agree; "too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"- V.I.Parrington)

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