Definition of unyielding
1 : characterized by firmness or obduracy
2 : characterized by lack of softness or flexibility
unyieldinglyplay \ˌən-ˈyēl-diŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of unyielding in a Sentence
the pioneers faced the challenge of settling the frontier with unyielding courage
knead the dough until it feels reasonably unyielding
Recent Examples of unyielding from the Web
Go easy: Just as with a relationship, flower arrangements shouldn't be stiff and unyielding, but romantic and natural.
Nevertheless, Ahab exacts total obedience from his ragtag men, with one exception: his prudent first mate, Starbuck (the superb Kareem Bandealy), who though firm and unyielding to his last breath is nevertheless undone by Ahab's preternatural fury.
Even if intended dismissively, however, the latter assessment would suggest only that Serra has done his subject justice, transmuting the slow and steady march toward oblivion into an aptly imposing and unyielding work of art.
Unlike anyone else in the West Wing, they are bound to the president by blood or by law, in unyielding loyalty, and in it for the long haul.
Lawmakers credited Thompson's heartrending personal story and unyielding commitment for the measure's unanimous approval in both houses of the General Assembly.
Yet that defines the prescription Pope Francis offers after his stark and unyielding diagnosis.
Most are Israeli liberals, but a couple of right-wing hardliners get into testy exchanges with the director which only serve to illustrate the unyielding dogmatism that threatens every attempt at political compromise in the region.
The title character of LOLA (Crown, $26), by Melissa Scrivner Love, is also in a race to preserve her life, but in a location as different from the cold, unyielding woods of Michigan as possible: gangland Los Angeles at the height of summer.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unyielding'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of unyielding
UNYIELDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unyielding for English Language Learners
: not changing or stopping
: not flexible or soft
UNYIELDING Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up unyielding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).