unpliant


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unpliant

(ʌnˈplaɪənt)
adj
1. stubborn, unyielding
2. not easily bent; stiff
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Any rudimentary attempts at theology are like "when the ploughman tries/His hard unpliant fingers at the pen": it produces nothing but a "blurred scrawl" (11.
Due to Khartoum's unpliant nature, its flirtations with pan-Arabism and the public relations difficulties brought about by its flattening of Darfur, Sudan This is a major concern for Washington, as in the words of Foreign Affairs magazine, the country's "geostrategic location means that changes in Sudanese political orientations have repercussions on the entire African continent and the Red Sea littoral".