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  1. not blinking.
  2. without displaying response, as surprise, confusion, or chagrin: an unblinking reaction to the charges.
  3. not varying or wavering; fearless; forthright: unblinking devotion.

Origin of unblinking

First recorded in 1905–10; un-1 + blinking
Related formsun·blink·ing·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of unblinking

  • He just stared at her, unblinking, his big eyes soft and sad-looking.

    Foundling on Venus

    John de Courcy

  • The wide eyes were still fixed upon her, immovable and unblinking.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

  • Moera was silent for a while, watching him with unblinking green eyes.

  • There was no emotion to be read on that jewel-banded face or in her unblinking eyes.

    Storm Over Warlock

    Andre Norton

  • Fogg removed his eye-glasses and gave the man a full, unblinking stare.

British Dictionary definitions for unblinking


  1. without blinking
  2. showing no visible response or emotion
  3. not wavering through trepidation or fear
Derived Formsunblinkingly, adverb
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