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unflinching

[uhn-flin-ching]
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adjective
  1. not flinching; unshrinking: unflinching courage.

Origin of unflinching

First recorded in 1720–30; un-1 + flinch1 + -ing2
Related formsun·flinch·ing·ly, adverb

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steady, constant, steadfast, unfaltering.
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Examples from the Web for unflinching

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  • Now I must be a man, and walk erect, unflinching, to the sacrifice.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • Kirkwood turned to meet her onslaught with a mien grave, determined, unflinching.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Almamen gazed at these dread preparations with an unflinching aspect.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Rachel continued to watch him, with the same bright and unflinching gaze.

  • The captain started, peered into his captive's unflinching countenance.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner


British Dictionary definitions for unflinching

unflinching

adjective
  1. not shrinking from danger, difficulty, etc
Derived Formsunflinchingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unflinching

adj.

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

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