Stiff, rather than flexible.
Fixed, rather than moving.
* 2011 ,David Foster Wallace, The Pale King ,Penguin Books, page 5:
Rigorous and unbending.
- A sunflower, four more, one bowed, and horses in the distance standing rigid and still as toys.
* unbending, inflexible
* 1919 ,
*:"You don't care if people think you an utter blackguard? You don't care if she and your children have to beg their bread?"
*:"Not a damn."
*:I was silent for a moment in order to give greater force to my next remark. I spoke as deliberately as I could.
*:"You are a most unmitigated cad."
*:"Now that you've got that off your chest, let's go and have dinner."