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Wordnet 3.0


1. incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances;
- Example: "a rigid disciplinarian"
- Example: "an inflexible law"
- Example: "an unbending will to dominate"
[syn: inflexible, rigid, unbending]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unbend \Un*bend"\ ([u^]n*b[e^]nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Unbent ([u^]n*b[e^]nt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Unbending.] [1st pref. un- + bend.] 1. To free from flexure; to make, or allow to become, straight; to loosen; as, to unbend a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A remit from a strain or from exertion; to set at ease for a time; to relax; as, to unbend the mind from study or care. [1913 Webster] You do unbend your noble strength. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) (a) To unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to which they are attached for use. (b) To cast loose or untie, as a rope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unbending \Un*bend"ing\, a. [In senses 1, 2, and 3, pref. un- not + bending; in sense 4, properly p. pr. of unbend.] 1. Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to pressure; stiff; -- applied to material things. [1913 Webster] Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Unyielding in will; not subject to persuasion or influence; inflexible; resolute; -- applied to persons. [1913 Webster] 3. Unyielding in nature; unchangeable; fixed; -- applied to abstract ideas; as, unbending truths. [1913 Webster] 4. Devoted to relaxation or amusement. [R.] [1913 Webster] It may entertain your lordships at an unbending hour. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] -- Un*bend"ing*ly, adv. -- Un*bend"ing*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

unbending adj 1: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate" [syn: inflexible, rigid, unbending]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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