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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·bend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Unbent p. pr. & vb. n. Unbending.]
 1. To free from flexure; to make, or allow to become, straight; to loosen; as, to unbend a bow.
 2. A remit from a strain or from exertion; to set at ease for a time; to relax; as, to unbend the mind from study or care.
    You do unbend your noble strength.   --Shak.
 3. Naut. (a) To unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to which they are attached for use. (b) To cast loose or untie, as a rope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·bend·ing, a.
 1. Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to pressure; stiff; -- applied to material things.
    Flies o'er the 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a
            rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an
            unbending will to dominate" [syn: inflexible, rigid]