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1‘a basket made from unyielding spikes of cane’
stiff, inflexible, unpliable, non-flexible, unbending, inelastic, firm, hard, solid, tough, tight, taut, compact, compacted, compressed, dense
rare impliable, unmalleable, renitent
2‘an unyielding policy on inflation’
resolute, inflexible, uncompromising, unbending, unshakeable, unwavering
unpersuadable, uncooperative, immovable, intractable, intransigent, rigid, stiff, hard-line, hard and fast, tough, firm, determined, iron-willed, dogged, obstinate, stubborn, not giving an inch, diehard, adamant, obdurate, tenacious, pertinacious, relentless, implacable, inexorable, single-minded, stiff-necked
British informal bloody-minded
rare indurate, renitent, unmalleable
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