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unyielding Line breaks: un|yield¦ing
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ/

Definition of unyielding in English:


1(Of a mass or structure) not giving way to pressure; hard or solid: the Atlantic hurled its waves at the unyielding rocks
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  • The main raw material that is a compound of polyester resin mixed with calcium carbonate is caste in silicone rubber which helps in giving it an unyielding structure.
  • It's hard, unyielding rock, 700 million to 800 million years old, left over from an ancient mountain range.
  • Viewers may be surprised to learn these seemingly unyielding shapes are in fact hollow.
stiff, inflexible, unpliable, non-flexible, unbending, inelastic, firm, hard, solid, tough, tight, taut, compact, compacted, compressed, dense
rare impliable, unmalleable, renitent
1.1(Of a person or their behaviour) unlikely to be swayed; resolute: his unyielding faith
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  • He was quintessentially labor, he was uncompromising in his stance for the poor and the dispossessed, and he was unyielding in his respect for the dignity of work.
  • We're absolutely unyielding, though, on the subject of our good intentions.
  • Unlike the previous confrontation, however, his men were equally unyielding.
British informal bloody-minded
rare indurate, renitent, unmalleable



Example sentences
  • They are small and unyieldingly hard, not like normal pillows at all.
  • Between August 8 and September 21, the Braves went 32-7 to take a grip on first place, but were still hard pressed to hold off the unyieldingly stubborn Giants.
  • The music was buried under layers upon layers of noise, creating an album that was unyieldingly experimental, yet eventually allowed listeners to find some brilliant melodies underneath the mess.


Example sentences
  • Those who have met him were impressed by the mixture of flexibility and unyieldingness in his personality.
  • The pitch-black bark with coarse texture is well weathered and full of the verve of unyieldingness.
  • But the rule of the Army is inexorable, and he likes it for its unyieldingness.

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