un·​flinch·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈflin-chiŋ How to pronounce unflinching (audio) \

Definition of unflinching

: not flinching or shrinking : steadfast, uncompromising unflinching determination

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unflinchingly \ ˌən-​ˈflin-​chiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unflinchingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unflinching in a Sentence

he was unflinching in his determination to see that justice was done
Recent Examples on the Web Modern Madness, which will publish on Tuesday, is an unflinching look at how Cheney's life has blown apart and been put back together as she's navigated the various mental states that come with bipolar disorder. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, "Former Lawyer to the Stars Writes About Suicide Attempts: I Couldn't 'Let the Fresh Scars Show'," 4 Sep. 2020 Bergh is back this week with a new Fortune op-ed that starts with an unflinching view of the recent shooting of Jacob Blake, Jr., an unarmed Black man, at the hands of the police in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 23. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Levi Strauss’s Chip Bergh on why he’s taking his most direct stance yet against structural racism," 1 Sep. 2020 Laskow, science editor at the Atlantic, takes a more unflinching look at the dark side of mermaid stories. Washington Post, "Mermaid mania is real, and it’s seeping into the realm of nonfiction books," 13 Aug. 2020 Netflix's new limited series Stateless is an unflinching look at immigration that is loosely based on the true story of Cornelia Rau. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "The True Story Behind Netflix’s Distressing New Series Stateless Is Even More Troubling," 9 July 2020 In light of her latest novel, Moshfegh might also be viewed as an unflinching chronicler of the wild things women are pushed to do in the face of emptiness. Stephanie Hayes, The Atlantic, "Ottessa Moshfegh’s Strange and Riveting Female Narrators," 7 July 2020 Beth also feels so revolutionary because of her unflinching enthusiasm. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Stargirl's Anjelika Washington on the importance of debuting a Black female superhero now," 15 June 2020 The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum takes an unflinching look at the state's history of racial violence. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Remembering George Floyd: Here are the civil rights museums and landmarks to visit," 9 June 2020 The Fate of the Earth begins with unflinching descriptions of what nuclear war would do to New York City, the country, the planet. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "Jonathan Schell’s Warning From the Brink," 22 May 2020

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First Known Use of unflinching

1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Unflinching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflinching. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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