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Meaning of INFLEXIBILITY

Pronunciation:  `infl`eksub'ilutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
  2. [n]  a lack of physical flexibility
 

INFLEXIBILITY is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: inflexibleness, rigidity
 
 Antonyms: flexibility, flexibleness
 
 See Also: rigidness, unadaptability

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*flex"i*bil"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F.
inflexibilit['e].]
The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of
being bent or changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness;
rigidity; firmness of will or purpose; unbending pertinacity;
steadfastness; resoluteness; unchangeableness; obstinacy.

      The inflexibility of mechanism.          --A. Baxter.

      That grave inflexibility of soul.        --Churchill.

      The purity and inflexibility of their faith. --T.
                                               Warton.

 
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