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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.
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unbending

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

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

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

unbending

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

[ˌʌnˈbɛndɪŋ] adj [person, attitude, character] → inflexible
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unbending

adj person, attitudeunnachgiebig; determinationunbeugsam; commitmentunerschütterlich
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unbending

[ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ] adj (fig) → inflessibile, rigido/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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