(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. inflexible, unyielding; rigid, strict. See severity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. strong, inflexible, firm, unyielding, determined; see also fair 1 , resolute 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
inflexible, rigid, *won't give an inch, stubborn, obstinate, unbending, single-minded, unyielding, set, immovable, hard-line, unrelenting.
ANT.: flexible, yielding, open to compromise, conciliatory
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will: adamant, adamantine, brass-bound, die-hard, grim, implacable, incompli-ant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron, obdurate, relentless, remorseless, rigid, stubborn, unbendable, unbending, uncompliant, unrelenting, unyielding. Idiom: stubborn as a mule (or ox). See RESIST. 2. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence: constant, determined, firm1, resolute, steadfast, steady, stiff, tough, unbending, unflinching, unwavering, unyielding. See PURPOSE. 3. Conforming completely to established rule: exact, rigorous, strict. See USUAL.

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