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

Example Sentences

he was unflinching in his determination to see that justice was done
Recent Examples on the Web What all these songs share — much like Galás’ own compositions — is an unflinching sense of honesty, of hearts and souls laid bare, of personal and universal suffering, and, ultimately, the quest for transcendence. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022 This documentary provides an unflinching look at the mental health journey of the singer and actress over the course of six years. Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2022 The obvious choice is to renominate Mr. Danly, who has been an unflinching voice for the rule of law and climate realism. C. Boyden Gray, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2022 After Fruitvale Station, unfortunately, unflinching, violent slave movies—just a few months later, Steve McQueen’s Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave, and then in 2020, Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’s Antebellum—followed. Robert Daniels, Time, 14 Oct. 2022 Droves of fans — new generations joining veterans — connected with Fernández over the years, thanks in part to his unflinching nature. Andrew J. Campastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2022 Steger Strong has a raw and unflinching originality. Chloe Schama, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2022 Brunson herself has become an unflinching voice for educators, raising funds for classroom teachers and advocating for fair pay. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2022 While she was initially seen as boring and uninspired, over time these traits were redefined as constant and unflinching, her most enduring strengths. Shafi Musaddique, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

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