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Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
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  1. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
  2. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
  3. Not moving or flexing:
Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
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  1. Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
  2. Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.
  3. Made or become hard or harder (in various senses)
Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
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  1. Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
  2. Flexed or not loose:
  3. Strained or tense:
(Rare) That cannot be eased, lessened, or allayed
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  1. (Rare) That cannot be eased, lessened, or allayed
  2. Impossible to placate or appease:
Firm or determined; unwavering.
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  1. Firm or determined; unwavering.
  2. Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
Not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
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  1. Not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
  2. Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
  3. Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
Not giving in or relenting; unyielding
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  1. Not giving in or relenting; unyielding
  2. Too hard to be broken
  3. Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.
Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
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  1. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
  2. Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
  3. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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  1. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
  2. Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.
  3. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible:
Incapable of being shaken:
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  1. Incapable of being shaken:
  2. Having no errors or loopholes; unassailable.
  3. That cannot be shaken or moved; unfaltering or unwavering.
(Law) Of or relating to things, such as trees and buildings, attached to real property:
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  1. (Law) Of or relating to things, such as trees and buildings, attached to real property:
  2. That cannot be moved; firmly fixed; not capable of movement
  3. Incapable of being physically moved; fixed.
Having one's mind made up; decided; resolved
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  1. Having one's mind made up; decided; resolved
  2. Decided or resolved:
  3. Marked by or showing determination; resolute:
Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
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  1. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
  2. Not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc.
  3. Without mercy or compassion
Being in a stable, combined form:
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  1. Being in a stable, combined form:
  2. Firmly in position; stationary:
  3. (Dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
Covered or protected with iron
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  1. Covered or protected with iron
  2. Difficult to change or break
  3. Rigid; fixed:
(Econ.) Not responding to changes in price
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  1. (Econ.) Not responding to changes in price
  2. (Economics) Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have little effect on the quantity demanded or supplied:
  3. Not elastic; inflexible, rigid, unyielding, unadaptable, etc.
Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
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  1. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
  2. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
  3. Not moving or flexing:
Not fluid or loose; viscous; thick; dense; firm
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  1. Not fluid or loose; viscous; thick; dense; firm
  2. Not moving or operating easily or freely; resistant:
  3. Not liquid, loose, or fluid; thick:
Firm; resolute
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  1. Firm; resolute
  2. Aloof and often antisocial; extremely reserved:
  3. Rigid; stiff
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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  1. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
  2. Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.
  3. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible:
Never changing or varying; unchangeable
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  1. Never changing or varying; unchangeable
  2. Not subject or susceptible to change.
Impossible to alter; unchangeable:
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  1. Impossible to alter; unchangeable:
  2. That cannot be altered; unchangeable
Not variable; unalterable; uniform; always having the same value.
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  1. Not variable; unalterable; uniform; always having the same value.
  2. Not changing or subject to change; constant.
  3. Not variable; not changing; constant; uniform
Covered or protected with iron
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  1. Covered or protected with iron
  2. Difficult to change or break
  3. Rigid; fixed:
Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
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  1. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
  2. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
  3. Not moving or flexing:
Not to be altered; immutable:
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  1. Not to be altered; immutable:
  2. Not changeable; incapable of being changed or of changing; immutable.
Not giving in or relenting; unyielding
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  1. Not giving in or relenting; unyielding
  2. Too hard to be broken
  3. Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.
Of or like adamant; very hard, as dental enamel; unbreakable
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  1. Of or like adamant; very hard, as dental enamel; unbreakable
  2. Unyielding; firm
  3. Made of or resembling adamant.
Inflexible; rigid:
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  1. Inflexible; rigid:
  2. Bound with brass.
  3. Banded or trimmed with brass or a similar metal, such as bronze.
Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
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  1. Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
  2. Stubbornly resistant to change or unwaveringly loyal even in spite of inevitable defeat, failure, etc.
Hard and unyielding; relentless; stern; resolute
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  1. Hard and unyielding; relentless; stern; resolute
  2. Dealing with unpleasant subjects; frightful; ghastly
  3. Repellent or horrifying:
Not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable
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  1. Not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable
  2. Impossible to placate or appease:
  1. Not compliant.
  2. Not willing to comply.
  3. Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable:
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  1. Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable:
  2. Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless:
  3. That cannot be altered, checked, etc.
Refusing to compromise or come to an agreement; uncompromising
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  1. Refusing to compromise or come to an agreement; uncompromising
  2. Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.
  3. Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.
A silvery-white, hard metallic element that occurs abundantly in minerals such as hematite, magnetite, pyrite, and ilmenite. It is malleable and ductile, can be magnetized, and rusts readily in moist air. It is used to make steel and other alloys important in construction and manufacturing. Iron is a component of hemoglobin, which allows red blood cells to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,535°C; boiling point 2,750°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6.
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  1. A silvery-white, hard metallic element that occurs abundantly in minerals such as hematite, magnetite, pyrite, and ilmenite. It is malleable and ductile, can be magnetized, and rusts readily in moist air. It is used to make steel and other alloys important in construction and manufacturing. Iron is a component of hemoglobin, which allows red blood cells to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,535°C; boiling point 2,750°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6.
  2. Strong, healthy, and capable of great endurance:
  3. Inflexible; unyielding:
Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
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  1. Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
  2. Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
  3. Hardened and unrepenting; impenitent
Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting:
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  1. Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting:
  2. Persistent; unremitting
  3. Steady and persistent; unremitting:
  1. Unyielding or relentless
  2. Having no pity or compassion; merciless.
  3. Without remorse, mercy or pity
(Aeron.) Having a rigid framework that encloses containers for the gas
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  1. (Aeron.) Having a rigid framework that encloses containers for the gas
  2. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
  3. Not bending or flexible; stiff and hard
Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
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  1. Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
  2. Refusing to yield, obey, or comply; resisting doggedly or unreasonably; resolute or obstinate
  3. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
Not yielding; inflexible:
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  1. Not yielding; inflexible:
  2. Rigid; stiff
  3. Aloof and often antisocial; extremely reserved:
Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
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  1. Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
  2. Inflexible and unwilling to negotiate or make concessions
  3. Not compromising or yielding; firm; inflexible; determined
Refusing to yield or relent; inflexible; relentless
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  1. Refusing to yield or relent; inflexible; relentless
  2. Not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc.
  3. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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  1. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
  2. Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.
  3. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible:

Synonym Study

  • Obdurate implies a hardheartedness that is not easily moved to pity, sympathy, or forgiveness her obdurate refusal to help
  • Implacable suggests the impossibility of pacifying or appeasing implacable in his hatred
  • Adamant implies a firm or unbreakable resolve that remains unaffected by temptation or pleading adamant to her entreaties
  • Inflexible implies an unyielding or unshakable firmness in mind or purpose, sometimes connoting stubbornness his inflexible attitude
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