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unbending

[ uhn-ben-ding ]
/ ʌnˈbɛn dɪŋ /
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adjective
not bending or curving; inflexible; rigid.
refusing to yield or compromise; resolute.
austere or formal; aloof.
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Origin of unbending

First recorded in 1545–55; un-1 + bend1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM unbending

un·bend·ing·ly, adverbun·bend·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unbending

unbending
/ (ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ) /

adjective
rigid or inflexible
characterized by sternness or severityan unbending rule

Derived forms of unbending

unbendingly, adverbunbendingness, noun
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