Unbending Un*bend"ing, a. [In senses 1, 2, and 3, pref. un- not + bending; in sense 4, properly p. pr. unbend.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to pressure; stiff; -- applied to material things. [1913 Webster]

Flies o'er unbending corn, and skims along the main. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Unyielding in will; not subject to persuasion or influence; inflexible; resolute; -- applied to persons. [1913 Webster]

3. Unyielding in nature; unchangeable; fixed; -- applied to abstract ideas; as, unbending truths. [1913 Webster]

4. Devoted to relaxation or amusement. [R.] [1913 Webster]

It may entertain your lordships at an unbending hour. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*bend"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Un*bend"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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