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[uhn-flin-ching] /ʌnˈflɪn tʃɪŋ/
not flinching; unshrinking:
unflinching courage.
Origin of unflinching
First recorded in 1720-30; un-1 + flinch1 + -ing2
Related forms
unflinchingly, adverb
steady, constant, steadfast, unfaltering. Unabridged
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  • Pale, calm, unflinching, she stood waiting for the blow that would fell her to the ground.

    The White Queen of Okoyong W.P. Livingstone
  • Again, by their unflinching bravery, they drove the enemy back.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • Heidi stared steadily back at him in return with unflinching gaze.

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • "No, though it reaches you through them," he answered with unflinching solemnity.

  • To stand firm and strong and unflinching, and never to yield as long as an ounce of strength remained.

    The Strength of the Pines Edison Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for unflinching


not shrinking from danger, difficulty, etc
Derived Forms
unflinchingly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unflinching

1728, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of flinch (v.). Related: Unflinchingly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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