unyielding


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un·yield·ing

 (ŭn-yēl′dĭng)
adj.
1. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible: "She lay on the unyielding concrete of the steps" (T. Coraghessan Boyle).
2. Incapable of being changed; unalterable: "the unyielding grip of war" (James Carroll).
3. Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute: an unyielding champion of civil rights.

un·yield′ing·ly adv.

unyielding

(ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ)
adj
1. not compliant, submissive, or flexible: his unyielding attitude.
2. not pliable or soft: a firm and unyielding surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unyielding - stubbornly unyieldingunyielding - stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
2.unyielding - resistant to physical force or pressure; "an unyielding head support"
hard - resisting weight or pressure

unyielding

unyielding

adjective
1. Not changing shape or bending:
2. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence:
3. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
Translations
peräänantamaton

unyielding

[ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ] ADJinflexible

unyielding

adj substanceunnachgiebig; (fig) person, demand also, resistancehart

unyielding

[ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ] adj (person) → inflessibile; (material) → rigido/a, duro/a
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From species to species, as: 'With blade of bronze drew away the life,' and 'Cleft the water with the vessel of unyielding bronze.
When the mining first began, several rebels toward the East had tried profitlessly to buck this irrefragable game and had found they had battered their unyielding heads against an equally unyielding stone wall.
As to Henry C-, the next in age and wisdom of our band, he had broken loose from the unyielding rigidity of his family, solidly rooted, if I remember rightly, in a well-to-do London suburb.
The former history of our chair, my children, has given you some idea of what a harsh, unyielding, stern set of men the old Puritans were.
For a moment the deep brown eyes of the elder and the light gray eyes of the younger looked into each other with steady, unyielding scrutiny on either side.
The immeasurable devotion which he laid at her feet, in the days that were yet to come--the unyielding courage which cheerfully accepted the sacrifice of himself when events demanded it at a later period of his life--struck root in him now.
Pollyanna, had fairly flown across the room and flung herself into her aunt's scandalized, unyielding lap.
He knew that, to the last, he had been an unyielding, obdurate man; that in the savage terror of his condition he had hardened, rather than relented, to his wife and child; and that the last words which had passed his white lips were curses on them as his enemies.
Against this stern and unyielding morality, supported as it was by such visible policy, there was no appeal.
Above all, he had upon his side the unyielding obstinacy of his nation, and that unbending resolution, with which Israelites have been frequently known to submit to the uttermost evils which power and violence can inflict upon them, rather than gratify their oppressors by granting their demands.
My dear," said he, "heaven has endowed you with a heart more unyielding than woman ever yet had.
His sisters, to whom he had an opportunity of speaking the next morning, were quite as impatient of his advice, quite as unyielding to his representation, quite as determined in the cause of pleasure, as Tom.