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indomitable

[in-dom-i-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable: an indomitable warrior.
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Origin of indomitable

1625–35; < Late Latin indomitābilis < Latin indomit(us) untamed (in- in-3 + domitus, past participle of domāre to subdue, tame, bring under control) + -ābilis -able; compare Latin indomābilis
Related formsin·dom·i·ta·bil·i·ty, in·dom·i·ta·ble·ness, nounin·dom·i·ta·bly, adverb

Synonyms

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unyielding. See invincible.

Antonyms

yielding.
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  • Nevertheless, indomitable in her purpose, she maintained the struggle.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • And then come the fighting-men—a gallant, ragged, indomitable band.

  • But the life and soul of his party was the indomitable Muza.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • But at front and rear, unawed and indomitable, toiled the two men who were not yet dead.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • Life was flowing through him again, splendid and indomitable.

    White Fang

    Jack London


British Dictionary definitions for indomitable

indomitable

adjective
  1. (of courage, pride, etc) difficult or impossible to defeat or subdue
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Derived Formsindomitability or indomitableness, nounindomitably, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin indomitābilis, from Latin indomitus untamable, from in- 1 + domitus subdued, from domāre to tame
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Word Origin and History for indomitable

adj.

1630s, from Late Latin indomitabilis "untameable," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + *domitabilis, from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare "to tame" (see tame). Related: Indomitably.

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