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inflexible
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition not flexible (not bendable or adaptable in various senses:)
  • not willing to compromise or make concessions — as when a boss says "Do it my way or you're fired."
  • not able to adjust well to different conditions — as of a schedule that cannot be changed
  • not easily bent without physical damage or injury — as of brittle steel or person with stiff joints
  • A party of Indians—in their savage finery ... stood apart with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (69% in)
inflexible = uncompromising (unbending)
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