Definition of unbending in English:

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unbending

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ/

adjective

Reserved, formal, or strict in one’s behaviour or attitudes; austere and inflexible: he was so unbending and uncompromising his output is prodigious and springs from the unbending control he exercises over every aspect of his life
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  • One of these unbending attitudes is related to language.
  • How do people develop such a ghastly attitude, such an unbending devotion to rules?
  • Pyongyang's unbending attitude only makes it even more difficult to resolve the dispute through peaceful means.
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unbendingly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Sheikh Hilal was unbendingly proud of his nomadic way of life.
  • The Japanese malaise is self-inflicted; guided by spurious notions and doctrines Japanese politicians unbendingly and doggedly pursue baneful policies.
  • Not even the unbendingly tolerant Swedes would put up with the primeministerial girlfriend being taken on state visits.

unbendingness

noun

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