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
Recent Examples on the Web Finn Wolfhard's unflinching ability to deliver a sneering, hilariously inappropriate one-liner sets him apart as an actor more than anything. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things Looks Like a New Person With Straight Hair," 22 Oct. 2019 Ascetic and unflinching, Gandhi changed the face of civil disobedience around the world. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "How Mahatma Gandhi changed political protest," 27 Sep. 2019 There’s not a hint of overly stereotyped rivalry or cattiness, just unflinching loyalty in the face of a cruel world. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "EW talks YA: Why these two extraordinary teen tales deserve your attention," 12 Sep. 2019 With no phones in hand, all anyone could do was eye each other with an unflinching up-down. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Rihanna Keeps Reinventing the Lingerie Fashion Show with Savage X Fenty," 11 Sep. 2019 Morrison had an unflinching commitment to truth-telling, in her books and her interviews. Ekemini Uwan, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: How Toni Morrison’s words pierced me, as a black Christian female writer," 7 Aug. 2019 The unflinching juror was the only one who refused to speak to prosecutors. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship trial: Jurors deadlocked over landlord responsibility, legal standard," 7 Sep. 2019 Kurzel reteams here with Shaun Grant, the screenwriter who helped establish him with his 2011 debut The Snowtown Murders — a real-life killing spree that was hard to watch in its unflinching brutality but announced a commanding stylistic talent. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'True History of the Kelly Gang': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 6 Sep. 2019 Nora, an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of her husband and two sons, and Lurie, a man haunted by ghosts. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, "5 must-go L.A. book events— from Leimert Park Book Fair to an ode to strip malls," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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