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

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

Synonyms for indomitable

Antonyms for indomitable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for indomitably

Historical Examples of indomitably

  • Never had he seen a small creature so indomitably determined.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair

  • Surely that only meant that it was indomitably sound and sane.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair

  • The ranger's voice was soft and drawling, but his eyes were indomitably steady.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • They are, in fact, indomitably fierce and utterly self-regarding.

    Domesticated Animals

    Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

  • "Not after sides had been taken and candidates chosen," declared Jane indomitably.

    Jane Allen: Center

    Edith Bancroft

British Dictionary definitions for indomitably



(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 indomitably



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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