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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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Historical Examples
  • Surely that only meant that it was indomitably sound and sane.

    The Creators

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

    The Creators

    May Sinclair
  • 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.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • 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.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon

    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


(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



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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