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unyielding

adjective

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1 showing no signs of slackening or yielding in one's purpose
  • the pioneers faced the challenge of settling the frontier with unyielding courage

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2 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure
  • knead the dough until it feels reasonably unyielding

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3 incapable of or highly resistant to bending
  • an unyielding steel bar

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4 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • despite studies showing that limits on development would hurt the local economy, the town council remained unyielding in their support for these limits

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“Unyielding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unyielding. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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