not bending or curving; inflexible; rigid.
refusing to yield or compromise; resolute.
austere or formal; aloof.
- un·bend·ing·ly, adverb
- un·bend·ing·ness, noun
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How to use unbending in a sentence
Koop, a man of the far right, was standing tall and unbending.C. Everett Koop: Pioneering Surgeon General Spurred Reagan Response to AIDS | Kent Sepkowitz | February 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ayalon himself told me in in October 2010 that zero-enrichment is an unbending Israeli red line.
Now those positions are coming back to haunt him as Republican activists demand a candidate of unbending right-wing convictions.
Washington, unbending in his role as the noblest republican of them all, administered a severe blow to imperial pride.
In his own opinion no better agent could have been found in the rle of a stern, unbending republican and fiery Jacobin.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
There were no holidays in the term Joan had set for herself, no unbending, no relaxation from her books.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
He was unbending, hard, and lucid only when he spoke on some detail of business, or on some point of policy.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
Dumiger and Marguerite stood side by side, alarmed, but still unbending; and yet the man who spoke to them was of great power.
As no one suffered inconvenience at his attitude, however, Shan Tien's expression assumed a more unbending cast.Kai Lung's Golden Hours | Ernest Bramah
British Dictionary definitions for unbending
rigid or inflexible
characterized by sternness or severity: an unbending rule
- unbendingly, adverb
- unbendingness, noun
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