Antonyms of adj pliable

4 senses of pliable

Sense 1
fictile, pliable -- (susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda")

INDIRECT (VIA susceptible) -> unsusceptible, insusceptible -- (not susceptible to)

Sense 2
ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile -- (capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy")

INDIRECT (VIA formed) -> unformed -- (not having form or shape; "unformed clay")

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
bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy -- (capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree")

INDIRECT (VIA flexible) -> inflexible -- (resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";)

Similarity of adj pliable

4 senses of pliable

Sense 1
fictile, pliable -- (susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda")
       => susceptible (vs. unsusceptible) -- ((often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof")

Sense 2
ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile -- (capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy")
       => formed (vs. unformed) -- (having or given a form or shape)

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
bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy -- (capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree")
       => flexible (vs. inflexible), flexile -- (able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches")

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