un·​flinch·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈflin-chiŋ \

Definition of unflinching

: not flinching or shrinking : steadfast, uncompromising unflinching determination

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Other Words from unflinching

unflinchingly \ ˌən-​ˈflin-​chiŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of unflinching in a Sentence

he was unflinching in his determination to see that justice was done

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The book provides an unflinching account of the lives and deaths of troops fighting on the front lines — the same front lines where politicians put them. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Films by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Matthew Heineman are among the most unflinching and disturbing portraits of a numbing and perilous terrain. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "Documentary films explore the despair of America's heroin and opioid epidemic," 6 July 2018 His show at the ICA, organized by curator Ruth Erickson and assistant curator Jeffrey De Blois, is fluid and unflinching. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "At the ICA, Kevin Beasley alchemizes dark histories," 23 May 2018 Lila is tough, unflinching and defiant in the face of everyday violence, while Lenú most often looks on in horror, even disgust. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "My Brilliant Friend Producer Breaks Down the Violence of Episode 1," 19 Nov. 2018 Constance Wu — who has been brave and unflinching in speaking out about race and representation in the industry — plays the female lead in Crazy Rich Asians. Kirsten Han, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians is a win for Asian Americans. But it gets Singapore wrong.," 17 Aug. 2018 But behind the humility of his approach is a complex and unflinching ambition to reshape Mexico. New York Times, "The Firebrand Leftist Far Ahead in Mexico’s Presidential Polls," 29 June 2018 The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, was nominated for three Oscars and turns an unflinching eye toward the shocking violence of the very real battles along the border. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Sicario’," 27 June 2018 While some support the show for its unflinching portrayal of important topics such as drug use, rape, and suicide, there are others who are urging the streaming service to cancel the show for its mature subject matter. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "13 Reasons Why Creator Drops Hints About Possible Season 3," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of unflinching

1728, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unflinching

: staying strong and determined even when things are difficult

: looking at or describing something or someone in a very direct way

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