Inflexibility
Inflexibility 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. [1913 Webster]

The inflexibility of mechanism. --A. Baxter. [1913 Webster]

That grave inflexibility of soul. --Churchill. [1913 Webster]

The purity and inflexibility of their faith. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]


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