(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. immovable, unbending, rigid, inflexible, firm; grim, indomitable, obdurate, stubborn, obstinate, relentless, uncompromising; pertinacious, resolute; intractable, perverse. See hardness, obstinacy, severity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. solid, hard, firm, recalcitrant; see stiff 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
immovable, inflexible, firm, stubborn, obstinate, unbending, uncompromising, headstrong, resolute, determined, hard, stiff.
ANT.: flexible, compromising, yielding
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not changing shape or bending: inelastic, inflexible, rigid, stiff, unbending. See FLEXIBLE. 2. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence: constant, determined, firm1, resolute, steadfast, steady, stiff, tough, unbending, uncompromising, unflinching, unwavering. See PURPOSE. 3. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others: demanding, exacting, hard, harsh, rigid, severe, stern, strict, tough. See EASY. 4. Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will: adamant, adamantine, brassbound, die-hard, grim, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron, obdurate, relentless, remorseless, rigid, stubborn, unbendable, unbending, uncompliant, uncompromising, unrelenting. Idiom: stubborn as a mule (or ox). See RESIST.

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