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Examples of indomitable in a sentence
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 and Etymology of indomitable
Late Latin indomitabilis, from Latin in- + domitare to tame — more at daunt
First Known Use: 1634
INDOMITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indomitable for English Language Learners
: impossible to defeat or discourage
INDOMITABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of indomitable for Students
: impossible to defeat an indomitable spirit
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