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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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  • The voice that says we must have the courage to live life as we have made it for ourselves—honestly, righteously, unflinchingly.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • "They would have hung him at the yard-arm, as he deserved," said Hurlstone unflinchingly.

  • The old cashier thrust his daughter behind him and walked up to the foiled villain, gazing him steadily, unflinchingly in the eye.

    Mischievous Maid Faynie Laura Jean Libbey
  • He gave Harboro a final searching look and then turned about unflinchingly.

  • The utmost extremity of punitive inflictions, unflinchingly inflicted, is suggested by the terrible imagery.

  • unflinchingly he stands the inquisitorial glance, and for the time Phoebe is foiled.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • Hence he unflinchingly imputes it to himself, as, for that matter, he has nearly every sin and dereliction mankind are guilty of.

    Whitman John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for unflinchingly


not shrinking from danger, difficulty, etc
Derived Forms
unflinchingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unflinchingly



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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