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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. It may entertain your lordships at an unbending hour. (Rowe) Unbendingly, Unbendingness.

Origin: In senses 1, 2, and 3, pref. Un- not _ bending; in sense 4, properly p. Pr. Unbend.