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

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The show, for which Nicole Fosse is an executive producer, offers an unflinching look at both Fosse and Verdon. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Nicole Fosse Is Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse's Daughter—And Fosse/Verdon's Greatest Asset," 15 May 2019 The Handmaid’s Tale’s commitment to this outlook is dark but unflinching. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 Lawmakers who were handpicked by Mr. Macron to run for his party have provided unflinching support for his agenda until now. Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, "Protests Threaten Macron’s Campaign to Remake France," 9 Dec. 2018 Like Miri Yoon, who is a badass and an unflinching film and television producer. Marie Claire, "Deep Dives," 7 Mar. 2019 Here his gaze is unflinching, direct and full of confidence. Liesl Bradner, latimes.com, "A rare chance to see this Rembrandt self-portrait, up close and personal," 10 Feb. 2018 On the one side are Democrats who heard in Strzok's testimony an unflinching, if flawed, G-man trying to stop Russian interference in American democracy. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Trumps blasts FBI Agent Strzok as 'disgrace to our country'," 15 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of unflinching

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unflinching was in 1728

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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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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