indomitable

[in-dom-i-tuh-buhl]

adjective

that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable: an indomitable warrior.

Nearby words

  1. indolent,
  2. indolent bubo,
  3. indologenous,
  4. indologist,
  5. indomethacin,
  6. indonesia,
  7. indonesian,
  8. indoor,
  9. indoor baseball,
  10. indoor soccer

Origin of indomitable

1625–35; < Late Latin indomitābilis < Latin indomit(us) untamed (in- in-3 + domitus, past participle of domāre to subdue, tame, bring under control) + -ābilis -able; compare Latin indomābilis

Related formsin·dom·i·ta·bil·i·ty, in·dom·i·ta·ble·ness, nounin·dom·i·ta·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for indomitable

indomitable

adjective

(of courage, pride, etc) difficult or impossible to defeat or subdue
Derived Formsindomitability or indomitableness, nounindomitably, adverb

Word Origin for indomitable

C17: from Late Latin indomitābilis, from Latin indomitus untamable, from in- 1 + domitus subdued, from domāre to tame

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Word Origin and History for indomitable

indomitable

adj.

1630s, from Late Latin indomitabilis "untameable," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + *domitabilis, from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare "to tame" (see tame). Related: Indomitably.

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