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

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Though the Trumps have already hired a Slovenian law firm to sue anyone who uses Melania's name for commercial purposes without her consent, the winemakers are undeterred. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Melania Trump Honored With 'First Lady'-Branded Wines and Salami," 15 Mar. 2017 After the store burned to the ground during World War II, Mr. Sy kept the family business going, undeterred, selling surplus U.S. Army boots and slowly building a retail empire, before diversifying into other sectors including banking and property. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "Philippines’ Richest Man, Mall Magnate Henry Sy, Dies Aged 94," 19 Jan. 2019 At the special counsel’s nondescript offices in southwest Washington, Mueller’s team continues undeterred, running a tight ship that doesn’t appear to leak or engage with the press. Tessa Berenson, Time, "Donald Trump’s Campaign to Discredit the Russia Investigation May Be Working. It’s Also Damaging American Democracy," 7 June 2018 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

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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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