Origin of unbending
verb (used with object), un·bent or (Archaic) un·bend·ed, un·bend·ing.
- to loose or untie, as a sail or rope.
- to unfasten from spars or stays, as sails.
verb (used without object), un·bent or (Archaic) un·bend·ed, un·bend·ing.
Origin of unbend
Related Words for unbendingfirm, obstinate, reserved, crisp, aloof, distant, formal, hard-line, incompliant, inelastic, inexorable, inflexible, intractable, obdurate, relentless, resolute, severe, single-minded, stiff, strict
Examples from the Web for unbending
Contemporary Examples of unbending
Koop, a man of the far right, was standing tall and unbending.C. Everett Koop: Pioneering Surgeon General Spurred Reagan Response to AIDS
February 26, 2013
Ayalon himself told me in in October 2010 that zero-enrichment is an unbending Israeli red line.Who is Bibi preempting – Obama or Iran?
August 15, 2012
Now those positions are coming back to haunt him as Republican activists demand a candidate of unbending right-wing convictions.Why Mitt Romney Can’t Win
September 6, 2011
Washington, unbending in his role as the noblest republican of them all, administered a severe blow to imperial pride.Washington in Victory
October 10, 2008
Historical Examples of unbending
Her struggles met only the unbending, pitiless resistance of steel.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Old Dibs smiled a sickly smile, like he was unbending to a pair of kids.Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
The former should be strict, authoritative, unbending; the latter should be mild and gentle.The Teacher
He had been brought up in the most unbending school of Toryism.The Ontario High School Reader
The trees seemed rigid and unbending in the wind that caressed his face.Divinity
verb -bends, -bending or -bent
- to remove (a sail) from a stay, mast, yard, etc
- to untie (a rope, etc) or cast (a cable) loose