unbroken

[ uhn-broh-kuhn ]
/ ʌnˈbroʊ kən /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. unbred,
  2. unbridgeable,
  3. unbridle,
  4. unbridled,
  5. unbroke,
  6. unbrokenly,
  7. unbuckle,
  8. unbudgeable,
  9. unbuild,
  10. unbundle

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

unbroken

/ (ʌnˈbrəʊkən) /

adjective

Derived Formsunbrokenly, adverbunbrokenness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unbroken

unbroken

adj.

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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