1. graded adjective & adjective You describe someone as unyielding when they have very strong, fixed ideas about something and are unlikely to change their mind. [written] ⇒ The authorities proved unyielding on one crucial opposition demand. ⇒ His unyielding attitude on this subject was that since he had done it, so could everyone. 2. graded adjective & adjective If a barrier or surface is unyielding, it is very solid or hard. [literary] ⇒ ...the troopers, who had to build roads through those unyielding mountains. ⇒ He sat on the edge of an unyielding armchair, a cup of tea in his hand.
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