inflexibility inflexibility  /ɪnf ˌlɛk sɪ ˈbɪ lɪ ti/


  1. (n) a lack of physical flexibility
  2. (n) the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe



  1. Russia's inflexibility is attributed to the custom of binding newborn babies tight in swaddling clothes.
  2. Analysts outside Japan warn that Tokyo's inflexibility on the abduction issue is robbing it of any influence over the negotiation process.
  3. The flip side of her fidelity is inflexibility.


  • When Value Investing Fails

    Don't let inflexibility narrow your investment options. Value investing is great, but it doesn't always work.        
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "The President's stubborn inflexibility is both unacceptable and disturbingly familiar," Obama told reporters. "It is wholly unreasonable to expect that American taxpayers would or should hand this Administration or any Administration a $700...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Flaherty told Reuters he expected the final communique of the meeting in Rome on Feb 13-14 to reflect policymakers' concerns about "the inflexibility of some Asian currencies" and suggested that Canada had discussed the subject with the new...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Reuters

  3. "If you strictly limit a commander's ability to rotate troops in and out of Iraq, that kind of inflexibility could put some missions and some troops at risk," said Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.), who personally lodged his concerns with Murtha.
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Chet Edwards Source: Washington Post

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