unyielding

[ uhn-yeel-ding ]
/ ʌnˈyil dɪŋ /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. unwreathe,
  2. unwrinkle,
  3. unwritten,
  4. unwritten constitution,
  5. unwritten law,
  6. unyoke,
  7. unzip,
  8. unzipped,
  9. uo,
  10. up

Origin of unyielding


Related formsun·yield·ing·ly, adverbun·yield·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unyielding

unyielding

/ (ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ) /

adjective

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

unyielding

adj.

1590s of persons; 1650s, of substances; from un- (1) "not" + yielding (see yield (v.)).

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