- unable to bend or be penetrated under pressure; hard: trees so unyielding that they broke in the harsh north winds.
- not apt to give way under pressure; inflexible; firm: her unyielding faith.
Origin of unyielding
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Examples from the Web for unyielding
Spader, so intense and riveting last year as Red, has lost some of that unyielding relentlessness.The Blacklist’s Frustrating Fall: Keen’s a Keeper, but Red Regresses
November 11, 2014
Both insisted Goldwater was scaring away the swing voters Republicans needed with his unyielding conservatism.Barry Goldwater, Father of the Tea Party
July 16, 2014
[Hoffman] was definitely ferocious and unyielding in that movie.
That standard and his unyielding hold to keeping up those standards made me want to work harder, but I only realized that after.
She wore an apple-green housedress and her graying beehive hairdo was unyielding against the blasts of a chugging air conditioner.What Lee Harvey Oswald’s Mother Told Me
November 14, 2013
If it is properly put together it will remain rigid and unyielding.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Peaceful studied his face, found it stern and unyielding, and nodded assent.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
But one answer--a stern, unyielding NO--will be given to all such proposals.Cleveland Past and Present
As she took him she felt the chill of the stiff, unyielding small body.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
There was a devilish cruelty in every line in his hard, unyielding features.The Night Riders
- not compliant, submissive, or flexiblehis unyielding attitude
- not pliable or softa firm and unyielding surface
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Word Origin and History for unyielding
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