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 for unyielding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unyielding \Unyielding\
     See yielding.
     ----- and the like.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The above classes of words are unlimited in extent, and
           such compounds may be formed by any writer or speaker
           at will from almost all the adjectives or participles
           in the language, excepting those which have a
           recognized and usual negative correspondent with the
           prefix -in. No attempt will be made, therefore, to
           define them all in this Dictionary; many will be
           omitted from its Vocabulary which are negations of the
           simple word, and are readily explained by prefixing a
           not to the latter. Derivatives of these words in -ly
           and -ness will also, for the most part, be omitted for
           the same or similar reasons.
           [1913 Webster] There will be inserted as separate
           articles with definitions, the following: 
           [1913 Webster] 1. Those which have acquired an opposed
           or contrary, instead of a merely negative, meaning; as,
           unfriendly, ungraceful, unpalatable, unquiet, and the
           like; or else an intensive sense more than a prefixed
           not would express; as, unending, unparalleled,
           undisciplined, undoubted, unsafe, and the like.
           [1913 Webster] 2. Those which have the value of
           independent words, inasmuch as the simple words are
           either not used at all, or are rarely, or at least much
           less frequently, used; as, unavoidable, unconscionable,
           undeniable, unspeakable, unprecedented, unruly, and the
           like; or inasmuch as they are used in a different sense
           from the usual meaning of the primitive, or especially
           in one of the significations of the latter; as,
           unaccountable, unalloyed, unbelieving, unpretending,
           unreserved, and the like; or inasmuch as they are so
           frequently and familiarly used that they are hardly
           felt to be of negative origin; as, uncertain, uneven,
           and the like.
           [1913 Webster] 3. Those which are anomalous,
           provincial, or, for some other reason, not desirable to
           be used, and are so indicated; as, unpure for impure,
           unsatisfaction for dissatisfaction, unexpressible for
           inexpressible, and the like.
           [1913 Webster]
     II . Un- is prefixed to nouns to express the absence of, or
        the contrary of, that which the noun signifies; as,
        unbelief, unfaith, unhealth, unrest, untruth, and the
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Compounds of this last class are given in full in their
           proper order in the Vocabulary.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour
             determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all
             the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but
             tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of
             opinion" [syn: dogged, dour, persistent,
             pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding]
      2: resistant to physical force or pressure; "an unyielding head

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  225 Moby Thesaurus words for "unyielding":
     adamant, adamantine, at a standstill, bowelless, bulky, bullheaded,
     cast-iron, certain, closed to, complaining, constant, cruel, dense,
     disputatious, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, dog-eat-dog,
     dour, durable, enduring, fated, fateful, firm, fixed, flinty,
     fractious, frozen, fundamentalist, grim, hard, hard-core,
     hard-line, harsh, headstrong, heartless, heavy, hidebound,
     immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable, impenetrable,
     impersuadable, impersuasible, impervious, implacable, impliable,
     impregnable, inclement, incontestable, indefeasible, indomitable,
     inductile, inelastic, ineluctable, inescapable, inevasible,
     inevitable, inexorable, inexpugnable, inextensible, inextensile,
     inextensional, inflexible, insuperable, intractable, intractile,
     intransigent, invincible, inviolable, invulnerable, iron,
     ironbound, ironclad, ironfisted, ironhanded, irreconcilable,
     irremovable, irresilient, irresistible, irrevocable, lasting,
     loyal, massive, merciless, mortal, mulish, muscle-bound, necessary,
     noncooperative, nonelastic, nonstretchable, obdurate, objecting,
     obstinate, obstructive, on the barricades, orthodox, overpowering,
     overwhelming, pat, pertinacious, pigheaded, pitiless, procrustean,
     proof against, protesting, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic,
     rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, relentless, reluctant,
     remorseless, renitent, repellent, resistant, resisting, resistive,
     resistless, retardant, retardative, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic,
     rigorous, rock-ribbed, rockbound, rugged, ruthless, self-willed,
     set, settled, single-minded, solid, sot, sound, stable, standpat,
     stationary, staunch, steadfast, steady, steely, stern, stiff,
     stout, straightlaced, straitlaced, strong, stubborn, sturdy, sure,
     sure as death, sure as fate, tough, true, unaffected, unalterable,
     unamenable, unappeasable, unassailable, unavoidable, unbeatable,
     unbending, unchangeable, uncompassionate, uncompassioned,
     uncompliant, uncompromising, unconquerable, uncontrollable,
     uncooperative, undeflectable, unextendible, unextensible,
     unfeeling, unflappable, unflexible, unflinching, unforgiving,
     ungiving, unimpressionable, uninfluenceable, unlimber, unmalleable,
     unmerciful, unmovable, unmoved, unmoving, unpersuadable, unpitiful,
     unpitying, unpliable, unpliant, unpreventable, unreceptive,
     unrelenting, unremorseful, unresponsive, unshaken, unstoppable,
     unsubduable, unsubmissive, unsuggestible, unsurmountable,
     unsusceptible, unswayable, unswerving, unsympathetic,
     unsympathizing, untractable, up in arms, well-built,
     well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made,
     without mercy, withstanding

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