unyielding

adjective un·yield·ing \ ˌən-ˈyēl-diŋ \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of unyielding

1 :characterized by firmness or obduracy
2 :characterized by lack of softness or flexibility

unyieldingly

play \ˌən-ˈyēl-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unyielding in a Sentence

  1. the pioneers faced the challenge of settling the frontier with unyielding courage

  2. knead the dough until it feels reasonably unyielding

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First Known Use of unyielding

1565


UNYIELDING Defined for English Language Learners

unyielding

adjective

Definition of unyielding for English Language Learners

  • : not changing or stopping

  • : not flexible or soft


UNYIELDING Defined for Kids

unyielding

adjective un·yield·ing \ ˌən-ˈyēl-diŋ \

Definition of unyielding for Students

1 :not soft or flexible :hard
  • He threw himself against the unyielding door …
  • —Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat
2 :showing or having firmness or determination
  • an unyielding belief


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