unflinching

[ uhn-flin-ching ]
/ ʌnˈflɪn tʃɪŋ /

adjective

not flinching; unshrinking: unflinching courage.

Nearby words

  1. unflappable,
  2. unflapped,
  3. unflattering,
  4. unfledged,
  5. unfleshly,
  6. unfocused,
  7. unfold,
  8. unfollow,
  9. unforced,
  10. unforeseeable

Origin of unflinching

First recorded in 1720–30; un-1 + flinch1 + -ing2

Related formsun·flinch·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unflinching

unflinching

/ (ʌnˈflɪntʃɪŋ) /

adjective

not shrinking from danger, difficulty, etc
Derived Formsunflinchingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unflinching

unflinching

adj.

1728, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of flinch (v.). Related: Unflinchingly.

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