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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unyielding mean? 

UNYIELDING (adjective)
  The adjective UNYIELDING has 2 senses:

1. stubbornly unyielding
2. resistant to physical force or pressure

  Familiarity information: UNYIELDING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UNYIELDING (adjective)

Sense 1unyielding [BACK TO TOP]


Stubbornly unyielding


dogged; dour; pertinacious; unyielding; tenacious

Context examples:

dogged persistence / dour determination / the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics / a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it / men tenacious of opinion


obstinate; stubborn; unregenerate (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Sense 2unyielding [BACK TO TOP]


Resistant to physical force or pressure

Context example:

an unyielding head support


hard (resisting weight or pressure)

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