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

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

Examples of unblinking in a Sentence

The book provides an unblinking view of the causes of the war.

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Other photographers were focusing on the optimism and prosperity of the 1950s, but Mr. Frank gazed through the unblinking eye of his Leica and saw a much bleaker prospect. Andrew Marton, Washington Post, "Robert Frank, influential photographer who captured ‘The Americans,’ dies at 94," 10 Sep. 2019 Cesaretti is known for his unblinking photographic records of Los Angeles’ marginalized landscapes. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: A group show marks five years of exhibitions at Park View / Paul Soto," 1 Aug. 2019 This new iteration is also a little more anxiety-ridden, alert, and energetic, which makes the Timon feel more real with his jerky movements and wide, unblinking eyes. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Billy Eichner's best lines as Timon in The Lion King remake," 19 July 2019 Both actors acquit themselves as champions of the unblinking gaze, suggesting everything Marion and Christian would like to do if only Marion weren’t married to an (unseen) lout of a husband. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘In the Aisles’ review: Love among the forklifts, with the star of ‘Toni Erdmann’," 18 June 2019 Woods at his apex would send shivers through press conferences with his unblinking confidence, a trait Koepka has apparently adopted. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "Generation Tiger: Young stars influenced by Woods will be on display at 2019 Travelers Championship," 13 June 2019 Just know, Skarsgård’s unnamed, unblinking character didn’t end up in the bowels of pop culture’s most towering prison under the usual legal circumstances. refinery29.com, "Handmaid’s Tale," 13 July 2018 There is no malice in any of this, just a simple, unblinking desperation to be viewed as the popular pensive gentleman Jordan sees himself as. refinery29.com, "Jordan Is The Bachelorette’s Surprise Tragic Figure," 26 June 2018 The royal wedding is scheduled for Saturday, and Meghan has been trying out some of the duties royal life will bring her – all under the unblinking eye of the media. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, "Quiz: How well do you know royal etiquette?," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of unblinking

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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