What is the opposite of pliant?

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Adjective
Opposite of flexible and able to bend easily
“Using a stiff long-handled brush, scrub the stain with concentrated detergent suds.”
Adjective
Opposite of easily influenced or directed
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“Thus, criticizing young people and negatively stereotyping them as rebellious, met with strong aversion from the youth and children alike.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
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 willing to accept or agree to something without objection or resistance
“He was resistant at first, but soon became a careful dresser and appreciative of his wife's flair for interior design.”
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
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 failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
Adjective
Opposite of willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas
Adjective
Opposite of respectful and considerate in nature
Adjective
Opposite of willing to be of assistance
Adjective
Opposite of serving to form something, especially having a profound influence on a person's development
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