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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Unbend \Un*bend"\ ([u^]n*b[e^]nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Unbent
([u^]n*b[e^]nt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Unbending.] [1st pref.
un- + bend.]
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
You do unbend your noble strength. --Shak.
(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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: not bent; "looking for an unbent nail"; "trees with
straight unbent trunks make the best lumber"
2: erect in posture; "sit straight"; "stood defiantly with
unbowed back" [syn: straight, unbent, unbowed]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "unbent":
arrowlike, dead straight, direct, even, flat, horizontal,
in a line, level, lineal, linear, rectilineal, rectilinear, right,
ruler-straight, smooth, straight, straight-cut, straight-front,
straight-side, streamlined, true, unbending, unbowed, unbroken,
uncurved, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, uninterrupted,
unswerving, unturned, upright, vertical
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