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1‘the committee's inflexible attitude’
stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, intractable, intransigent, unbending, immovable, inexorable, unadaptable, unaccommodating
hidebound, set in one's ways, blinkered, single-minded, pig-headed, mulish
uncompromising, dogged, adamant, firm, resolute, diehard, steely, iron-willed, dyed-in-the-wool
2‘a landlady with inflexible house rules’
unalterable, unchangeable, unvarying, unwavering, unshakeable, entrenched
firm, fixed, set, established, hard and fast, uncompromising
stringent, rigorous, strict, severe, inexorable, immutable
3‘an inflexible metal plate’
rigid, stiff, non-flexible, unyielding, unbending, unbendable, taut, hard, firm, inelastic
rare impliable, unmalleable
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