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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not bowed; unbent.
  • adj. Not subdued; unyielding: "My head is bloody but unbowed” ( W.E. Henley).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not bowed; erect or upright.
  • adj. Not subdued or deterred.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not bent or arched; not bowed down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not bowed or arched; not bent.
  • Hence Not subjugated; unsubdued; not put under the yoke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not forced to bow down to a conqueror
  • adj. erect in posture

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