inelastic (part of speech: adjective)
obstinate (part of speech: adjective)
hardheaded, adamant, inflexible, rigid, resolute, pig-headed, brass-bound, pertinacious, stubborn, bovine, bigoted, hidebound, unbendable, hard-nosed, uncompromising, obdurate, tenacious, unyielding, bull-headed, contrary, mulish, obstinate
- The dangers of the existing inelastic arrangement were illustrated in the panic of 1907. In that year occurred a financial crisis which resulted in business failures, unemployment and the indictment of prominent figures in the commercial world; it was precipitated by a gamble in copper stocks. - "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.
- For them is the inelastic, or but slightly elastic, movement of things. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
- Rubber after usage becomes hard and inelastic; it may cause imperfect sealing and hence decay of the fruit. - "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.