un·​cowed ən-ˈkau̇d How to pronounce uncowed (audio)
: showing courage or boldness : not fearful or repressed
He admires the Virgin's combination of uncowed curiosity and openness to God's will when Gabriel calls.David Van Biema, Time, 21 Mar. 2005
It was … a defining statement for the Maryland program, saying to the world, We're young, confident and uncowed.Kelli Anderson, Sports Illustrated, 20 Nov. 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncowed was in 1829

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“Uncowed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncowed. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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