un·​blink·​ing ˌən-ˈbliŋ-kiŋ How to pronounce unblinking (audio)
: not blinking
: not showing signs of emotion, doubt, or confusion
unblinking frankness
unblinkingly adverb

Example Sentences

The book provides an unblinking view of the causes of the war.
Recent Examples on the Web Feinstein stared straight ahead, unblinking, for nearly 30 seconds as the fury washed over her. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2023 Open and unblinking, twinkling. Mariam Rahmani, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 While Owens’ subject matter is a far cry from the gritty freneticism depicted by Davidson and Lyon, his images are biting and unblinking. Dallas News, 12 Jan. 2022 The truth is that kids who are considered unblinking and uncool academic strivers are teased by everyone. Damon Young, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2022 Through her swim mask, her eyes are wide and unblinking, staring at the sun. James Nestor, Outside Online, 25 Jan. 2012 Her unblinking and sympathetic look at the diverse ways humans come to their final resting places is an oddly comforting reminder of what a compassionate burial can do for the living. The Editors, Outside Online, 10 Sep. 2020 So potent that the stone stands in for the evil eye, warding off jealousy, a blank blue eye open and unblinking. Mariam Rahmani, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 The meaning of the image is ambiguous, but one’s mind travels to the question of who is looking down at the subject in this unblinking way. The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 10 Jun. 2023.

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