- not elastic; inflexible, rigid, unyielding, unadaptable, etc.
- Econ. not responding to changes in price: said of the demand for, or supply of, particular goods or services
- Lacking elasticity; unyielding or unadaptable. See Synonyms at stiff.
- Economics Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have little effect on the quantity demanded or supplied: the inelastic demand for cigarettes.
(comparative more inelastic, superlative most inelastic)
in- + elastic