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 Sasse, undeterred by the threat, defended himself in a video that was released Thursday and addressed to members of the Republican State Central Committee. Fox News, "Ben Sasse's anti-Trump statements draw more Nebraska backlash," 7 Feb. 2021 Jenny is arrested for breaking laws in pursuit of the captors, but Cassie is undeterred. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "'Big Sky': Where we left off (and what's next) on ABC's twisty crime thriller," 26 Jan. 2021 Despite the fact that 2020 was probably the worst year to open a winery tasting room since Prohibition, a number of Bay Area businesses were undeterred. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "The most overlooked wine stories of 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 On Thursday, Teachout, the Houston activist, extended her stay in Washington and returned to the National Mall, undeterred by the previous day’s events. Anchorage Daily News, "Far-right extremists want to target more capitols, but are divided after DC riot," 10 Jan. 2021 Protesters seemed undeterred after the incident, though many wore makeshift shields and additional equipment like goggles and earplugs. Sarah Ravits, NOLA.com, "Year in Review: The year of the protester," 28 Dec. 2020 Indeed, undeterred by Democratic criticism, the Senate was still confirming judges more than a month after Trump lost his reelection bid to Joe Biden. Mark Sherman, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump made lasting impact on federal courts," 26 Dec. 2020 Two years later, undeterred, the Fleischers used the occasion of the Scopes trial to goose up a history of life on earth as imagined by Darwinian evolution. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "The Mixed-Up Masters of Early Animation," 21 Dec. 2020 His voice continues undeterred, though his forehead will freeze in profile before class ends. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Good morning, sweet girl’: A day in the life of an online teacher," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of undeterred

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Undeterred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeterred. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undeterred

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

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