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[uhn-bling-king] /ʌnˈblɪŋ kɪŋ/
not blinking.
without displaying response, as surprise, confusion, or chagrin:
an unblinking reaction to the charges.
not varying or wavering; fearless; forthright:
unblinking devotion.
Origin of unblinking
First recorded in 1905-10; un-1 + blinking
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unblinkingly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unblinkingly
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  • unblinkingly stared the wide gray eyes when the sunbeams flashed upon his face.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He gazed at me steadily, unblinkingly and with entire respect.

    The House of a Thousand Candles Meredith Nicholson
  • That unblinkingly vivid Japanese sun seems the blazing focus of the glassy ocean's immeasurable burning-glass.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • They stared so directly, so unblinkingly at Brian, that Dierdre was vexed.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The Chinaman looked at us unblinkingly for five steady minutes, then he waved his pipe toward a rear door.

  • Over the top of this an enormous pair of ears protruded, and two big, solemn eyes were glued on us unblinkingly.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • His head was lowered, but Conan caught the weird gleam of eery eyes regarding them unblinkingly.

    Shadows in Zamboula Robert E. Howard
  • Four round, blankly surprised eyes were fixed, he knew, unblinkingly on him.

    Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  • His big, bold eyes held a kind of grim humor, and he rolled them unblinkingly from the groom to the bride, and back again.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • From weazel-shaped heads bulged enormous dark eyes which stared at him unblinkingly.

    Restricted Tool Malcolm B. Morehart
British Dictionary definitions for unblinkingly


without blinking
showing no visible response or emotion
not wavering through trepidation or fear
Derived Forms
unblinkingly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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