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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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  • She met my eye as unflinchingly as if her bosom had been steeled with conscious innocence.

  • I say that he went on unflinchingly, and surely no goat could have climbed quicker than he did.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton
  • He could have faced death as he had faced it before, unflinchingly; that was all in the day's work.

    The Finding of Haldgren Charles Willard Diffin
  • "They would have hung him at the yard-arm, as he deserved," said Hurlstone unflinchingly.

  • Three pairs of eyes watched him as he entered, but he faced them unflinchingly.

    The Cheerful Smugglers Ellis Parker Butler
  • His face was drawn and white, but he faced me unflinchingly.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • It was her gift to make comfort about her while she followed her own will unflinchingly.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
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.

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