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indomitable

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adjective in·dom·i·ta·ble \in-ˈdä-mə-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of indomitable

  • : impossible to defeat or discourage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of indomitable

  1. :  incapable of being subdued :  unconquerable <indomitable courage>

indomitability play \(ˌ)in-ˌdä-mə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
indomitableness play \in-ˈdä-mə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
indomitably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of indomitable in a sentence

  1. <an indomitable spirit was needed to endure the rigors of pioneer life>



Did You Know?

The prefix in- means "not in numerous English words (think of "indecent," "indecisive," "inconvenient," and "infallible"). When "in-" teamed up with the Latin domitare ("to tame"), the result was a word meaning "unable to be tamed." "Indomitable" was first used in English in the 1600s as a synonym of "wild," but over time its sense of untamability turned from a problem to a virtue. By the 1800s, "indomitable" was being used for people whose courage and persistence helped them to succeed in difficult situations.

Origin of indomitable

Late Latin indomitabilis, from Latin in- + domitare to tame — more at daunt


First Known Use: 1634


INDOMITABLE Defined for Kids

indomitable

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adjective in·dom·i·ta·ble \in-ˈdä-mə-tə-bəl\

Definition of indomitable for Students

  1. :  impossible to defeat <an indomitable spirit>





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