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unbowed (adj.)

late 14c., "not bent," also figuratively "not subdued," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of bow (v.).

updated on February 25, 2014

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Definitions of unbowed from WordNet

unbowed (adj.)
erect in posture;
stood defiantly with unbowed back
Synonyms: straight / unbent
unbowed (adj.)
not forced to bow down to a conqueror;
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