unflinching

adjective

un·​flinch·​ing ˌən-ˈflin-chiŋ How to pronounce unflinching (audio)
: not flinching or shrinking : steadfast, uncompromising
unflinching determination
unflinchingly adverb

Examples of unflinching in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unflinching was in 1728

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“Unflinching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflinching. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

unflinching

adjective
un·​flinch·​ing ˌən-ˈflin-chiŋ How to pronounce unflinching (audio)
: not flinching or shrinking : steadfast
unflinchingly adverb
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