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

Synonyms for unbroken

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Examples from the Web for unbroken

Contemporary Examples of unbroken

Historical Examples of unbroken

  • Yet his voice was unbroken and he was, indeed, unconscious of the tears.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Throughout the dinner their entire absorption in each other was all but unbroken.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • It was about a quarter of a mile to our house; we walked the distance in unbroken silence.

  • And possibly her imagination would have been able to clothe it all with an unbroken forest.

    Green Mansions

    W. H. Hudson

  • Then, delighted at finding them unbroken, I tried my arms in the same way.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

British Dictionary definitions for unbroken



complete or whole
continuous or incessant
undaunted in spirit
(of animals, esp horses) not tamed; wild
not disturbed or upsetthe unbroken silence of the afternoon
(of a record, esp at sport) not improved upon
(of a contract, law, etc) not broken or infringed
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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