Definitions

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

  • adj. Not veering or turning aside: "a path . . . so straight and unswerving” ( Mary Wilkins Freeman).
  • adj. Constant; steady: unswerving allegiance; unswerving devotion.

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  • adj. Not deviating; not yielding or straying or varying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not deviating from any rule, standard, or course; undeviating; unwavering; firm.

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

  • adj. going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside
  • adj. firm and dependable especially in loyalty

Etymologies

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From un- + swerve + -ing.

Examples

  • The sons had come first, three of them, and then had followed, in unswerving sequence, a round dozen of girls.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • It is a matter of history that the loyalty of the French - Canadians has been unswerving from the day that they came under the British regime, and that they have proved their allegiance with their lives 'blood.

    The Loyalty of French-Canadians to the Empire

  • He recalled their unswerving loyalty with a glow at his heart.

    The Honorable Percival

  • The responsibilities which, under your direction and in response to my plea, the American community is now assuming, over and above the task they have already undertaken in connection with the Divine Plan, proclaiming in unmistakable terms their unswerving determination to prove themselves worthy of the sublimity of their mission, and of their privileged position among their sister communities in both the East and the West, — the twofold task they have arisen to perform will, if carried out in time, release the potentialities with which the community of the Greatest Name has been so generously and mysteriously endowed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

    Messages to America

  • Mr. Davies makes "unswerving" an adjective of 'devotion.'

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Avatar doesn't have a bad story, but its unswerving direction does make it a predictable one.

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  • While those brutes all still loom in the background, the rapid and unswerving rise in energy and other commodity prices is now making a spirited run at sacking the current streak of profit growth.

    Strong Sales Boost Quarter's Profits

  • But in the long run, the state's unswerving determination to deliver Mladic to international justice is the strongest message any government in Belgrade could give to its neighbours that it intends to turn the page of history and start rebuilding the country and the region.

    Ratko Mladic: An old man faces justice | Editorial

  • Think of the unswerving decades-long reigns of men like Mubarak and Gaddafi and it's easy to understand how frustrations collect and boil over.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: How Morocco Can Inspire the World

  • Seeking to cite "unswerving" politicians, he can find plenty of conservative names, such as Gingrich, Hastert and Limbaugh.

    Spencer Critchley: The "Gridlock" Story: Why Media Balance Is Broken

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