2 unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
3 free from flexure; "unbend a bow" [ant: flex]
4 make less tight; "relax the tension on the rope" [syn: relax]
5 become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work" [syn: relax, loosen up, unwind, decompress, slow down] [ant: tense]
6 release from mental strain, tension, or formality; "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information" [also: unbent]unbent adj
1 not bent; "looking for an unbent nail"; "trees with straight unbent trunks make the best lumber"
2 erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back" [syn: straight, unbowed, upright]unbent See unbend
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