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indomitable

[in-dom-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈdɒm ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable:
an indomitable warrior.
Origin of indomitable
1625-1635
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
Synonyms
unyielding. See invincible.
Antonyms
yielding.
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  • Surely that only meant that it was indomitably sound and sane.

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  • Never had he seen a small creature so indomitably determined.

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  • The ranger's voice was soft and drawling, but his eyes were indomitably steady.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • They are, in fact, indomitably fierce and utterly self-regarding.

    Domesticated Animals Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • "Not after sides had been taken and candidates chosen," declared Jane indomitably.

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  • On the contrary, it was the expression of his indomitably conscientious nature.

    Greifenstein F. Marion Crawford
  • By indomitably uttering it, he can dislodge mountains into the sea.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • The good man blew his nose, and endeavoured to introduce extreme severity into his kindly and indomitably cheerful expression.

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    A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • indomitably self-possessed, cool and silent, they did precisely what met the emergency, without flurry or confusion.

    Cedar Creek Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • Meanwhile the remnant of the Jews were slowly but indomitably recovering their position.

British Dictionary definitions for indomitably

indomitable

/ɪnˈdɒmɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
(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 indomitably

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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