unbending


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un·bend·ing

 (ŭn-bĕn′dĭng)
adj.
1. Not yielding; inflexible: an unbending will to dominate.
2. Aloof and often antisocial; extremely reserved: an unbending manner.

un·bend′ing·ly adv.

unbending

(ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ)
adj
1. rigid or inflexible
2. characterized by sternness or severity: an unbending rule.
unˈbendingly adv
unˈbendingness n

un•bend•ing

(ʌnˈbɛn dɪŋ)

adj.
1. not bending; inflexible; rigid.
2. refusing to yield or compromise; resolute.
3. austere or formal; aloof.
[1545–55]
un•bend′ing•ly, adv.
un•bend′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unbending - incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstancesunbending - incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
unadaptable - not adaptable

unbending

adjective inflexible, strict, rigid, firm, tough, severe, stubborn, hardline, uncompromising, resolute, intractable, unyielding her unbending opposition to the old regime

unbending

adjective
1. Not changing shape or bending:
3. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence:
Translations

unbending

[ˈʌnˈbendɪŋ] ADJinflexible, rígido (fig) [person, attitude] → inflexible; (= strict) → estricto, severo

unbending

[ˌʌnˈbɛndɪŋ] adj [person, attitude, character] → inflexible

unbending

adj person, attitudeunnachgiebig; determinationunbeugsam; commitmentunerschütterlich

unbending

[ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ] adj (fig) → inflessibile, rigido/a
References in classic literature ?
I have a recollection of large, unbending women with great noses and rapacious eyes, who wore their clothes as though they were armour; and of little, mouse-like spinsters, with soft voices and a shrewd glance.
The belief of being prudent, and self-denying, principally for his advantage, was her chief consolation, under the misery of a parting, a final parting; and every consolation was required, for she had to encounter all the additional pain of opinions, on his side, totally unconvinced and unbending, and of his feeling himself ill used by so forced a relinquishment.
The ambassador drew himself a little more upright, a stiff unbending figure.
Having talked a little while, and noticing that Vronsky glanced at the clock, Yashvin asked her whether she would be staying much longer in Petersburg, and unbending his huge figure reached after his cap.
This man, whose name was Beaufort, was of a proud and unbending disposition and could not bear to live in poverty and oblivion in the same country where he had formerly been distinguished for his rank and magnificence.
Never, even in the company of his dear friends at Netherfield, or his dignified relations at Rosings, had she seen him so desirous to please, so free from self-consequence or unbending reserve, as now, when no importance could result from the success of his endeavours, and when even the acquaintance of those to whom his attentions were addressed would draw down the ridicule and censure of the ladies both of Netherfield as Rosings.
Big bushy eyebrows, an awfully deep and solemn voice, a harsh unbending manner, a complete absence in her figure of the undulating lines characteristic of the sex, presented Virtue in this excellent person under its least alluring aspect.
But when he had told and advised me, he, the strong Slayer of Argos, went back to the families of the deathless gods, while I am now come to you: for unbending necessity is upon me.
With his unbending, utilitarian, matter-of-fact face, he hardened her again; and the moment shot away into the plumbless depths of the past, to mingle with all the lost opportunities that are drowned there.
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.
With the unbending support of Mission Alliance, AEL through its Wash in Bong Project continues to render humanitarian assistances to the people of Liberia, providing safe drinking water, hand washing facilities, and latrine, among others.
Despite deployment of unprecedented number of Indian troops and agencies and using every weapon to destroy the Kashmiri spirit, India has failed in the face of bravery and unbending resolve of courageous Kashmiris'.