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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unyielding

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unyielding

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, unbending, stanch, stiff, determined, obstinate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingadjective

    stubbornly unyielding

    "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"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

    Synonyms:
    saturnine, relentless, sullen, grim, long, sour, morose, haunting, retentive, dark, moody, tenacious, recollective, dour, coherent, lasting, pertinacious, dogged, glowering, forbidding, unrelenting, glum, persistent

    Antonyms:
    docile, soft

  2. unyieldingadjective

    resistant to physical force or pressure

    "an unyielding head support"

    Synonyms:
    persistent, dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious

    Antonyms:
    soft, docile

Editors Contribution

  1. unsurrendered

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unyieldingadjective

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, constant, steady, resolute, steadfast, stanch, pertinacious, determined

  2. unyieldingadjective

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, obstinate, wilful, mulish, headstrong, intractable, perverse, wayward, cantankerous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unyieldingadjective

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, stiff, unbending, incompliant, indomitable, insubmissive, tenacious, unimpressible, impliable, obdurate, intractable, game, resolute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unyielding":

    inflexible, unwavering, indomitable, unshakeable, uncompromising, rigid

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How to use unyielding in a sentence?

  1. George Walker Bush:

    The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Joe Biden is Joe Biden and Vice President, like millions of others, I admire Joe Biden devotion to family, Joe Biden grace in grief, Joe Biden grit and determination on behalf of the middle class, and Joe Biden unyielding faith in America's promise.

  3. Oliver L. North:

    There is no moral middle ground. Indifference is not an option. ... For the sake of our children, I implore each of you to be unyielding and inflexible in your opposition to drugs.


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