un·​flinch·​ing | \ˌən-ˈflin-chiŋ \

Definition of unflinching 

: not flinching or shrinking : steadfast, uncompromising unflinching determination

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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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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 Science backs up the notion that this unflinching drive forward is as essential as physical talent for competitors like Jurek, if not more so. Paul Bisceglio, The Atlantic, "The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon," 13 May 2018 The program’s only piece to directly confront black history was unflinching. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "Castle of our Skins celebrates music of black women," 28 May 2018 Who would set the example of unflinching compassion to other nations? Abdi Nor Iftin, Time, "President Trump Betrayed My American Dream," 20 June 2018 Brendon Urie has a rare gift for unflinching optimism. Ilana Kaplan, GQ, "Brendon Urie Finds Peace! At the Disco," 20 June 2018 After announcing the policy last month in the shadow of California’s busiest border crossing, Sessions has been an unflinching crusader, even as the campaign in opposition has denounced it as immoral. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Attorney General Jeff Sessions: the Trump administration's architect of 'zero tolerance'," 19 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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