[ uhn-broh-kuhn ]
/ ʌnˈbroʊ kən /


not broken; whole; intact.
uninterrupted; continuous.
not tamed, as a horse.
undisturbed; unimpaired.

Origin of unbroken

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, broken
Related formsun·bro·ken·ly, adverbun·bro·ken·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unbroken


/ (ʌnˈbrəʊkən) /


Derived Formsunbrokenly, adverbunbrokenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unbroken



c.1300, in reference to vows or compacts, from un- (1) "not" + broken. Attested from late 15c. in reference to material things; 1510s in reference to courage, spirit, etc.; 1530s in reference to horses; 1560s in reference to the flow of time.

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