un·​de·​terred | \ ˌən-di-ˈtərd , -dē-\

Definition of undeterred

: not discouraged or prevented from acting : not deterred a politician undeterred by criticism So far, Dallas, San Antonio and El Paso have rejected his offer … But Pickens, ever the wheeler-dealer, is undeterred.— Karen Breslau

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Even though Trump largely avoided London and has been using a presidential helicopter to travel to his meetings, protesters were undeterred. Madeleine Ngo, Vox, "“Dump Trump”: tens of thousands across the UK protest Trump’s visit," 13 July 2018 Bush was undeterred, repeating it in his inaugural and State of the Union addresses. David Sharp, The Seattle Times, "3 decades on, George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light still shine," 3 Sep. 2018 Seemingly undeterred, Brazil immediately went on the attack, and Willian forced Courtois into a diving save with an awkward cross from the right. SI.com, "Brazil 1-2 Belgium: Red Devils Shatter Brazil's Dreams With Clinical Display to Set Up France Clash," 6 July 2018 But prosecutors said Majors, who also had a 2009 felony conviction from California for threatening a crime with intent to terrorize, was undeterred. Washington Post, "Man guilty of killing neighbor after long-running feud," 6 Mar. 2018 Her son, undeterred, calculated the cost of his football cleats, track spikes and other sports gear, coming up with an estimate of $600. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's DJ RC, who started his business at 14, now performs around the country and still finds time to give back," 1 Feb. 2018 Donors, too, seem undeterred to keep the help coming. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Just 15 weeks in, see how KC's tiny-house veteran village is changing lives | The Kansas City Star," 10 May 2018 But undeterred, in 2010 the small group began to hold once-a-week gatherings with free coffee and soda on an upper floor of the Cambridge Innovation Center building. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, "How a failed restaurant became Cambridge’s hottest Thursday spot," 22 June 2018 The independent investigation, commissioned by the school board in response to an Oregonian/OregonLive investigation in August 2017, specifically called out provisions in the teachers contract as enabling him to go undeterred. The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Portland school leaders show sorrow, outrage in response to damning report," 11 May 2018

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1607, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undeterred

: not discouraged or stopped by problems, criticism, etc.

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