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 unflinching (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 The visceral film -- one whose protagonist dies in ways similar to real people who've died at the hands of police -- has been criticized for the unflinching violence experienced by its Black lead. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 26 Apr. 2021 Leaders have credited efforts to cultivate stronger principals, an unflinching look at data and an ecosystem of nonprofits dedicated to supporting boys of color. Mila Koumpilova, USA Today, 1 July 2021 The landing on Omaha Beach shows the carnage and chaos from the perspective of an Army Ranger captain (Tom Hanks), stunned and stumbling in bloody water, and forces an audience to feel unflinching horror. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 9 June 2021 The newest entry in the beloved franchise that takes an unflinching look inside a criminal defense firm. Lynette Rice, EW.com, 28 June 2021 Nate McMillan, more than most, knows the unpredictable nature of a point guard equipped with unflinching confidence. New York Times, 21 June 2021 Gritty teen dramas can miss the mark trying to capture a younger crowd's experiences, but HBO Max's Genera+ion gets it mostly right with its honest, unflinching take. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 3 June 2021 This personal chapter of AUGUST 08’s life series, so far, has been an unflinching and unapologetically nuanced way to experience youthful innocence in sound. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 21 May 2021 Ibogaine induces a psychedelic experience that often causes users to take an unflinching and critical look at their lives. Jonathan Reiss, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2021

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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 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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