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It is virtually impossible to live and work under such an inflexible administrative system. Aganbegyan, Abel Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)In the past they too often faced long waits and inflexible systems. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Projects are undertaken on a team basis and there is no rigid and inflexible formality. Corporate Research Foundation TOP MARKETING AND MEDIA COMPANIES IN THE UK (2002)Indeed an inflexible approach would be inconsistent with the terms of the statutory framework. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a failure of parenting and education, but also of an inflexible youth justice system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She denied that the Framework was too rigid or inflexible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An inflexible approach could lead to reforms failing unnecessarily - reforms that have real potential to drive up standards and drive down costs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At last, British racing has shed its inflexible approach to bad weather. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Performance management is weak; pay linked to performance is controversial; pay systems are inflexible and inflationary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'inflexible'

British English: inflexible /ɪnˈflɛksəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Something or someone that is inflexible cannot or will not change or be altered, even if the situation changes.
Workers insisted the new system was too inflexible.
  • American English: inflexible
  • Arabic: غَيْرُ مَرِنٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inflexível
  • Chinese: 不灵活的
  • Croatian: nefleksibilan
  • Czech: nepružný
  • Danish: ubøjelig
  • Dutch: onbuigzaam
  • European Spanish: inflexible
  • Finnish: joustamaton
  • French: inflexible
  • German: inflexibel
  • Greek: άκαμπτος
  • Italian: inflessibile
  • Japanese: 頑固な
  • Korean: 구부러지지 않는
  • Norwegian: ufleksibel
  • Polish: nieelastyczny
  • European Portuguese: inflexível
  • Romanian: inflexibil
  • Russian: жесткий
  • Spanish: inflexible
  • Swedish: orubblig
  • Thai: ไม่ยืดหยุ่น
  • Turkish: esnek olmayan
  • Ukrainian: негнучкий
  • Vietnamese: không mềm dẻo

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