What is the opposite of pliant?

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Adjective
Opposite of flexible and able to bend easily
Adjective
Opposite of easily influenced or directed
Adjective
Opposite of moving gracefully with ease
“According to the coach, his awkward kicking style can be fixed with time and practice.”
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Adjective
Opposite of molded easily into a new form
“It also helps protect your body from being injured by the hard metal and plastic surfaces on the inside of your car.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing or prone to give way to the influence of others
“We must be intransigent in our stance against any form of discrimination.”
Adjective
Opposite of accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
Adjective
Opposite of prepared to obey others unquestioningly
Adjective
Opposite of not fixed in place tightly or firmly
“You must have a tight rope to ensure your safety when you abseil down this mountain.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas
Adjective
Opposite of failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
Adjective
Opposite of respectful and considerate in nature
Adjective
Opposite of willing to be of assistance
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
Adjective
Opposite of serving to form something, especially having a profound influence on a person's development
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