Definition of inflexibility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˌfleksəˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌfleksəˈbɪləti//
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  1. 1(disapproving) the fact that something cannot be changed or made more suitable for a particular situation synonym rigidity (1) the inflexibility of strict policy rules
  2. 2(disapproving) a person or organization's refusal to change their opinions, decisions, etc, or the way they do things His inflexibility handicapped him severely and resulted in the loss of his job.
  3. 3the fact that a material is difficult or impossible to bend synonym rigidity (3), stiffness
  4. opposite flexibility