un·​con·​quer·​able | \ ˌən-ˈkäŋ-k(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce unconquerable (audio) \

Definition of unconquerable

1 : incapable of being conquered : indomitable an unconquerable will
2 : incapable of being surmounted unconquerable difficulties

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unconquerably \ ˌən-​ˈkäŋ-​k(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce unconquerable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unconquerable in a Sentence

an unconquerable spirit that got the family through some hard times
Recent Examples on the Web Fifty years ago, his father, Ian, was the first to climb a seemingly unconquerable route on the Eiger’s North Face. Mike Maceacheran, Travel, 5 Dec. 2020 This season is about honoring those who believed in an impossible dream, and then to make that dream happen turned UAB’s greatest weakness into an unconquerable strength. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 23 Oct. 2020 Each presented himself as indomitable, even unconquerable, when held aloft by popular opinion in his nation. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 20 Aug. 2020 Although the real Gauls ended up massacred brutally by the Romans, and Hitler hammered the French (and Belgians) during World War II, the Asterix comics reconfigure French history into a tale about the unconquerable spirit of the underdog. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, 16 June 2020 According to the study, the cap alludes to Hercules, a mythological Greek hero who defeated the Nemean lion and other seemingly unconquerable beasts. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 1 Oct. 2019 As an elite Marine Raider, Captain Navas was a protector and fighter with an unconquerable spirit. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2020 However, Gorsuch’s opposition seemed unconquerable. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, 5 Nov. 2019 Even as trivia night in the Burren’s back room concluded and the hour crept toward midnight, an unconquerable Irish melody drifted out of the pub and onto the otherwise sleepy Elm Street. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unconquerable

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unconquerable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconquerable. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unconquerable

: not able to be conquered or defeated
: not able to be dealt with successfully


un·​con·​quer·​able | \ ˌən-ˈkäŋ-kə-rə-bəl How to pronounce unconquerable (audio) \

Kids Definition of unconquerable

: not capable of being beaten or overcome an unconquerable spirit

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