unbowed

adjective
un·bowed | \ ˌən-ˈbau̇d \

Definition of unbowed 

1 : not bowed down

2 : not subdued bloodied but unbowed

Examples of unbowed in a Sentence

He was unbowed by failure.

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Programming, bad or good, was about one thing: the insistence of presence—black and unbowed. Jason Parham, WIRED, "How Oprah’s Network Finally Found Its Voice," 19 June 2018 Some of Yellen’s critics, including conservative Republicans in Congress, remain unbowed. Washington Post, "3 Things: Yellen’s impact on the Fed and the US economy," 3 Nov. 2017 But hard-liners in the Republican conference remain unbowed. Alaska Dispatch News, "After 16 futile years, Congress will try again to legalize ‘dreamers’," 6 Sep. 2017 But hard-liners in the Republican conference remain unbowed. Alaska Dispatch News, "After 16 futile years, Congress will try again to legalize ‘dreamers’," 6 Sep. 2017 But hard-liners in the Republican conference remain unbowed. Alaska Dispatch News, "After 16 futile years, Congress will try again to legalize ‘dreamers’," 6 Sep. 2017 And this photo, taken by photographer Andres Kudacki, perfectly captures that spirit -- of a city unbowed and unafraid. Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "This photo perfectly captures how a terror attack cannot dent New York's resilience," 1 Nov. 2017 But hard-liners in the Republican conference remain unbowed. Alaska Dispatch News, "After 16 futile years, Congress will try again to legalize ‘dreamers’," 6 Sep. 2017 That always stuck with me: that bravado in the song and that bloodied but unbowed attitude. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Queen's 'We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions' 40 Years Later: A History of the Biggest Jock Jam Single of All Time," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unbowed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unbowed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unbowed

: not defeated or willing to admit defeat

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