un-yielding

unyielding

[uhn-yeel-ding]
adjective
1.
unable to bend or be penetrated under pressure; hard: trees so unyielding that they broke in the harsh north winds.
2.
not apt to give way under pressure; inflexible; firm: her unyielding faith.

Origin:
un-1 + yielding

unyieldingly, adverb
unyieldingness, noun
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unyielding (ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  not compliant, submissive, or flexible: his unyielding attitude
2.  not pliable or soft: a firm and unyielding surface

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unyielding
1592, in ref. to persons; 1658, of substances; from un- (1) "not" + yielding (see yield).
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