unbending for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ʌnbendɪŋ)
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If you describe a person or their behaviour as unbending, you mean that they have very strict beliefs and attitudes, which they are unwilling to change. ⇒ He was rigid and unbending. ⇒ ...her unbending opposition to the old regime.
The chillrain of this unbending April pattered at the window.Loraine, Philip LOADED QUESTIONSI'd always had Watts down as an unbending authoritarian, but now I realized I'd misjudged him.Magnus Mills THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENTThe man looked pastCrook at Elizabeth's unbending profile.West, Charles STAGE FRIGHTShe felt her own stiffness, her own unbending hard shell as she moved around doing her mother's chores - now her chores.Miller, Sue FAMILY PICTURES