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Meaning of UNBENDING

Pronunciation:  un'bending

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
 

UNBENDING is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: inflexible, rigid, unadaptable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*bend"ing\, a. [In senses 1, 2, and 3, pref. un-
not + bending; in sense 4, properly p. pr. unbend.]
1. Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to
   pressure; stiff; -- applied to material things.

         Flies o'er unbending corn, and skims along the main.
                                               --Pope.

2. Unyielding in will; not subject to persuasion or
   influence; inflexible; resolute; -- applied to persons.

3. Unyielding in nature; unchangeable; fixed; -- applied to
   abstract ideas; as, unbending truths.

4. Devoted to relaxation or amusement. [R.]

         It may entertain your lordships at an unbending
         hour.                                 --Rowe.
   -- {Un*bend"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Un*bend"ing*ness}, n.

 

 

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