unconquered

adjective
un·​con·​quered | \ˌən-ˈkäŋ-kərd \

Definition of unconquered 

: not overcome, defeated, or subjugated especially by military force : not conquered unconquered territories

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While other experienced mountaineers repeated ascents of Himalayan and Andean peaks for speed records, Mr. Beckey roamed North America in search of unconquered summits and routes considered too difficult to climb. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Fred Beckey, Conqueror and Chronicler of North American Peaks, Dies at 94," 31 Oct. 2017 The following year, however, Mr. Beckey’s reputation in American climbing cratered during an international expedition on Lhotse, an unconquered peak in the Himalayas. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Fred Beckey, ‘dirtbag’ mountaineer who scaled untrodden peaks, dies at 94," 31 Oct. 2017 The counterterrorism forces adopted a new strategy, pushing through the middle of the unconquered territory. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Islamic State Turned Desperate in Mosul Fight, Iraqis Say," 13 July 2017 There is a lure not just for financial reasons but conquering the unconquered and breaking a new frontier. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "What's next for Anthony Joshua after knockout of Wladimir Klitschko?," 30 Apr. 2017 One part of the festival map remains unconquered by either Malone or Anschutz: New York City. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, "The Mastermind Behind Coachella," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unconquered

1549, in the meaning defined above

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