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"inflexible" in British English

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inflexibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈflek.sɪ.bl̩/ usually disapproving
inflexibility
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌflek.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
(Definition of inflexible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inflexible" in American English

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inflexibleadjective

 us   /ɪnˈflek·sə·bəl/
  • inflexible adjective (NOT CHANGING)

fixed and ​unable or ​unwilling to ​change: Some ​officialsthink the ​law is too ​harsh and inflexible, and they ​argue it should be ​changed.
  • inflexible adjective (STIFF)

[not gradable] (of a ​substance) ​stiff and hard, and not ​able to be ​bent: an inflexible ​material
(Definition of inflexible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inflexible" in Business English

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inflexibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈfleksəbl/
unable or unwilling to ​change as ​conditions or ​situationschange: He called the ​European Union ​model "too ​bureaucratic and inflexible." Nurses were frustrated by inflexible ​workingarrangements.
(Definition of inflexible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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