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[in-dom-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈdɒm ɪ tə bəl/
that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable:
an indomitable warrior.
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 forms
indomitability, indomitableness, noun
indomitably, adverb
unyielding. See invincible.
yielding. Unabridged
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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


(of courage, pride, etc) difficult or impossible to defeat or subdue
Derived Forms
indomitability, indomitableness, noun
indomitably, 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

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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