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Synonyms for unyielding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)

    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. unyielding(adj)

    resistant to physical force or pressure

    "an unyielding head support"

    Synonyms:
    persistent, dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious

    Antonyms:
    soft, docile

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unyielding(a.)

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

  2. unyielding(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unyielding(a)

    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. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only an unyielding faith to persist and persevere even to the bitter end i.e. to the very end in spite of challenges/predicaments.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Your stand/reaction before or in the face of challenges, eventualities and uncertainties is what truly determines, proves and portrays the real stuff that you are made of i.e. whether you are actually weak or strong, unyielding or yielding.

  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.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    A true leader is meant to be courageous/unyielding i.e. he/she should act and keep on acting in spite of challenges/tasks and without fear/favour.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    What it means to be unyielding is just the ability to go extra mile when you've got to & a decision never to quit even against all odds. Are you unyielding or not?


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