un·​blink·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈbliŋ-kiŋ How to pronounce unblinking (audio) \

Definition of unblinking

1 : not blinking
2 : not showing signs of emotion, doubt, or confusion unblinking frankness

Other Words from unblinking

unblinkingly \ ˌən-​ˈbliŋ-​kiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unblinking (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unblinking in a Sentence

The book provides an unblinking view of the causes of the war.
Recent Examples on the Web From the air, the new garden in the town of Boki Diawe, in northeast Senegal, looks like an eye: wide open, unblinking, and flanked by a smattering of divots dug in the surrounding soil, dark like freckles across a nose. Jessica Leigh Hester, Wired, 21 Aug. 2021 But the absence of any pressure to actually end hostilities also suggested that Mr. Biden remains firmly planted in his unblinking and careerlong support for Israel. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 May 2021 Electronics evolve, with ever cheaper cameras and radar turning unblinking eyes to the road ahead (and behind). Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 23 Apr. 2020 Howard takes an unblinking approach to her characters, reveling in their complexities and outrageousness. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 3 Dec. 2019 Both have ramrod posture and large unblinking eyes. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2020 Ferrell’s Steyer gives a short speech while approaching the camera, his unblinking face soon filling the entire frame. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2019 The Edmund Pettus Bridge has become shorthand for a flashpoint in American history — when African-Americans seized the birthright promised them by the Fifteenth Amendment, not by force, but by persistence and unblinking courage. al, 24 Jan. 2020 At one crucial point, Camille raises her eyes at Clarkson’s Adora with a look of unblinking defiance that says her mother’s mistreatment will no longer be ignored. Matthew Eng, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unblinking

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unblinking was in 1850

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“Unblinking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblinking. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unblinking

: not blinking
: looking at or describing something in a very honest and accurate way

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