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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Example sentences
Early on, he developed the unyielding willpower that would eventually help to
  destroy him.
Nonetheless, they're often unyielding about matters that should be public.
The unyielding progress of technology has brought us another gadget that fully
  does away with the idea of personal privacy.
Her unyielding optimism and generosity touched all who knew her.
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