indefatigable

adjective
in·​de·​fat·​i·​ga·​ble | \ ˌin-di-ˈfa-ti-gə-bəl How to pronounce indefatigable (audio) \

Definition of indefatigable

: incapable of being fatigued : untiring an indefatigable worker

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Other Words from indefatigable

indefatigability \ ˌin-​di-​ˌfa-​ti-​gə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indefatigability (audio) \ noun
indefatigableness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈfa-​ti-​gə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce indefatigableness (audio) \ noun
indefatigably \ ˌin-​di-​ˈfa-​ti-​gə-​blē How to pronounce indefatigably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of indefatigable in a Sentence

a person of indefatigable patience an indefatigable laborer who can work from sunrise to sunset

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Ertz, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Samantha Mewis and the goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were indefatigable in their hustle and sturdy in their positioning and anticipation. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "How Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Beat France at the World Cup," 28 June 2019 But Years and Years still takes time for a moment of drunken joy, set to the indefatigable musical stylings of Chumbawamba. Liz Shannon Miller, The Verge, "Russell T. Davies’ miniseries Years and Years is Black Mirror with a heart," 24 June 2019 Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of Balenciaga’s friend and acolyte Hubert de Givenchy, the Palacio Aldamar is now the site of the dedicated Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa, an institution that has loaned a number of pieces to this exhibition. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "“Balenciaga and Spanish Painting” Opens at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid," 21 June 2019 This year that was the indefatigable Barbara Hannigan, for whom the festival became an ironwoman musical triathlon of exacting singing, vital conducting and inspiring mentoring. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Review: Ojai Music Festival witnesses Barbara Hannigan, Wonder Woman in Wonderland," 10 June 2019 Straus is refreshingly honest about his career and his recovery — a rarity in a dangerous sport that demands indefatigable optimism. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Bellator’s Daniel Straus back in cage after motorcycle crash," 25 Mar. 2019 California’s governor is indefatigable, rhetorically confrontational and refreshingly apolitical compared with his fellow progressive Democrats. Paul Thornton, latimes.com, "Trump's completely unnecessary trade war," 24 Mar. 2018 The indefatigable Stephen Daldry directs this, too, and the ensemble of chattering, witty, thoughtful, campy friends (snaps to Michael Walters and Hubert Burton, reappearing as a conceptual artist) is faultless. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "What’s on at the Theater? A Comprehensive Guide to London’s Best Shows This Fall," 18 Oct. 2018 Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has been the Trump administration’s most effective and indefatigable supporter on this issue. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Paul Ryan is helping Trump undermine the rule of law," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of indefatigable

1608, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indefatigable

Middle French, from Latin indefatigabilis, from in- + defatigare to fatigue, from de- + fatigare to fatigue

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Dictionary Entries near indefatigable

indeedy

in deep shit

indef

indefatigable

in default

indefeasible

in defeat

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indefatigable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of indefatigable

formal : able to work or continue for a very long time without becoming tired

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