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1. Not yielding; inflexible: an unbending will to dominate.
2. Aloof and often antisocial; extremely reserved: an unbending manner.
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1. rigid or inflexible
2. characterized by sternness or severity: an unbending rule.
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1. not bending; inflexible; rigid.
2. refusing to yield or compromise; resolute.
3. austere or formal; aloof.
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|Adj.||1.||unbending - 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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adjective inflexible, strict, rigid, firm, tough, severe, stubborn, hardline, uncompromising, resolute, intractable, unyielding her unbending opposition to the old regime
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2. Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will:
adamant, adamantine, brassbound, die-hard, grim, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron, obdurate, relentless, remorseless, rigid, stubborn, unbendable, uncompliant, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding.
Idiom: stubborn as a mule.
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unbending[ˈʌnˈbendɪŋ] ADJ → inflexible, rígido (fig) [person, attitude] → inflexible; (= strict) → estricto, severo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
unbending[ˌʌnˈbɛndɪŋ] adj [person, attitude, character] → inflexible
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
unbending[ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ] adj (fig) → inflessibile, rigido/a
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