uncowed

adjective

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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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 Sep. 2022.

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