Un*bend"ing, a. [In senses 1, 2, and 3, pref. un- not + bending; in sense 4, properly p. pr. unbend.]

1.

Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to pressure; stiff; -- applied to material things.

Flies o'er unbending corn, and skims along the main. Pope.

2.

Unyielding in will; not subject to persuasion or influence; inflexible; resolute; -- applied to persons.

3.

Unyielding in nature; unchangeable; fixed; -- applied to abstract ideas; as, unbending truths.

4.

Devoted to relaxation or amusement.

[R.]

It may entertain your lordships at an unbending hour. Rowe.

-- Un*bend"ing*ly, adv. -- Un*bend"ing*ness, n.

 

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