unbent(redirected from unbently)
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v. un·bent (-bĕnt′), un·bend·ing, un·bends
1. To release from mental tension, strain, or formality; relax.
2. To release (a bow, for example) from flexure or tension.
3. Nautical To untie or loosen (a rope or sail).
4. To straighten (something crooked or bent): unbend a paper clip.
1. To become less tense; relax.
2. To become less strict.
3. To become straight.
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the past tense and past participle of unbend
1. not bent or bowed
2. not compelled to yield or give way by force
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|Adj.||1.||unbent - not bent; "looking for an unbent nail"; "trees with straight unbent trunks make the best lumber"|
straight - having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
|2.||unbent - erect in posture; "sit straight"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"|
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