unswerving

adjective

un·​swerv·​ing ˌən-ˈswər-viŋ How to pronounce unswerving (audio)
1
: not swerving or turning aside
2
: steady, unfaltering
unswerving loyalty

Examples of unswerving in a Sentence

his unswerving devotion to duty
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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unswerving was in 1694

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“Unswerving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unswerving. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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unswerving

adjective
un·​swerv·​ing ˌən-ˈswər-viŋ How to pronounce unswerving (audio)
ˈən-
1
: not swerving or turning aside
2
: steady entry 1 sense 3a
unswerving loyalty

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