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
References in classic literature ?
Against this stern and unyielding morality, supported as it was by such visible policy, there was no appeal.
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.
All that I had ever seen in him of an unyielding, wilful spirit, I saw in her.
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.
Bold and daring enterprise, stubborn endurance of privation, unflinching intrepidity in facing danger, and inflexible adherence to conscientious principle, had steeled to energetic and unyielding hardihood the characters of the primitive settlers of all these colonies.
The chevalier had long since fathomed the nature of Athanase, and recognized in it that unyielding element of republican convictions to which in his youth a young man is willing to sacrifice everything, carried away by the word "liberty," so ill-defined and so little understood, but which to persons disdained by fate is a banner of revolt; and to such, revolt is vengeance.
From species to species, as: 'With blade of bronze drew away the life,' and 'Cleft the water with the vessel of unyielding bronze.
But I understood: there was a quiver of something different in her voice, not abrupt, harsh and unyielding as before, but something soft and shamefaced, so shamefaced that I suddenly felt ashamed and guilty.
Whole days have I passed in these Titanic efforts, considering my labor well repaid if, by night-time I had contrived to carry away a square inch of this hard-bound cement, changed by ages into a substance unyielding as the stones themselves; then to conceal the mass of earth and rubbish I dug up, I was compelled to break through a staircase, and throw the fruits of my labor into the hollow part of it; but the well is now so completely choked up, that I scarcely think it would be possible to add another handful of dust without leading to discovery.
My dear," said he, "heaven has endowed you with a heart more unyielding than woman ever yet had.
If either the Governor or his lady had especially consulted their own comfort, they would probably have sought to devolve the responsibility on other hands; since, with some noble and splendid traits of character, Lady Eleanore was remarkable for a harsh, unyielding pride, a haughty consciousness of her hereditary and personal advantages, which made her almost incapable of control.
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.