Definitions

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

  • adj. Not bending; inflexible.
  • adj. Not giving way to pressure or persuasion; obdurate.

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  • adj. Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not yielding to force, persuasion, or treatment; unbending; unpliant; stiff; firm; obstinate.

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

  • adj. resistant to physical force or pressure
  • adj. stubbornly unyielding

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Examples

  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain unyielding in call for gas tax relief « - Blogs from CNN. com

    McCain unyielding in call for gas tax relief

  • The viewer's experience now allows him/her to see a world which naïve eyes had believed to be stable, entrenched and unyielding, is actually in a state of constant flux.

    William Blake and the Study of Virtual Space: Adapting 'The Crystal Cabinet' to a New Medium

  • Bruinhelde, his expression unyielding, glanced over at Andacanavar; and the ranger moved past Midalis, sweeping the Prince and Bruinhelde into his wake, heading quickly for the nearest fallen Alpinadorans.

    Mortalis

  • It will not dampen our resolve, for our resolve is indivisible and unyielding, which is a weapon infinitely stronger than the plots and the plans of those who wish to do us harm. al Qaeda wants to intimidate us and prevent us from enjoying our lives and exercising our freedoms.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2004

  • I love their blathering about "unyielding" Republicans when they can't even get this through their own overwhelming majority.

    Kennedy 'expected more of us' on health care, Dodd says

  • This kind of unyielding opposition is what the modern Congressional Republican Party, one dominated by conservatives from ultra-red districts where Sarah Palin would easily outpoll Barack Obama, does best.

    Did Obama Really Give Away the Store?

  • The Bush administration spent its first term engaged in a largely abstract, theoretical conversation about radical Islam and its evils — and conservative intellectuals still spout this kind of unyielding rhetoric.

    Learning to Live With Radical Islam

  • Now the president said that country would need the same kind of unyielding spirit to tackle the problems of spiraling health care costs and developing clean energy.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2009

  • When a Fortune article criticized the firm for what it called "unyielding" productivity demands, the chain removed copies of the publication from its shelves.

    Shooting the Messenger?

  • The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: Ethan Bronner calls him "unyielding"

    Thursday, December 11, 2008

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