un·​de·​terred | \ ˌən-di-ˈtərd How to pronounce undeterred (audio) , -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

Examples of undeterred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But protesters appeared undeterred in their anger, testing the limits and patience of the Iranian regime which is known for suppressing all dissent, often brutally. Helen Regan, CNN, "Iranian leaders facing pressure at home and abroad as public anger mounts over downed plane," 13 Jan. 2020 On the other, U.S. consumer spending remains largely undeterred, while the unemployment rate remains at a historically low 3.7%. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Here’s Why the Fed is So Conflicted on Whether There’s a Recession Coming," 18 Sep. 2019 That, as well as any healthy debate within the building, left him undeterred. Dan Labbe, cleveland.com, "Joe Thomas was an easy choice for former Browns GM Phil Savage," 14 Mar. 2018 Despite these setbacks, Zuckerberg seems undeterred. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "How Mark Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay," 13 Nov. 2019 However, undeterred, Batshuayi came back again, only this time managing to direct a thunderous close-range effort into the back of the net via the crossbar in the dying embers, in turn sending the travelling faithful into raptures. SI.com, "Michy Batshuayi Is the Real 'Super Sub' at Chelsea After His Match Winning Cameo Against Ajax," 23 Oct. 2019 The construction boom is especially noteworthy because most of the new projects are apartments, and the bevy of new housing opening up in the city in recent years has resulted in a slowing rental market — but developers seem undeterred. Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "Seattle construction still booming and won’t end anytime soon," 19 Feb. 2019 The online discussion has mounted from the rampant to the manic, undeterred, or perhaps exacerbated, by the fact that nobody, apart from critics and festivalgoers, has actually seen the movie. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Todd Phillips’s “Joker” Is No Laughing Matter," 27 Sep. 2019 Unsurprisingly, a study of earlier suspension bans in California found a detrimental impact on reading and especially math scores — but the state was clearly undeterred. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 26 Sep. 2019

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1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Undeterred.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeterred. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undeterred

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

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