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indomitable

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɒmɪtəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of indomitable in English:

adjective

Impossible to subdue or defeat: a woman of indomitable spirit
More example sentences
  • This is an eloquent testimony to her determination, indomitable spirit and steadfast commitment to the cause.
  • She is a woman with an indomitable spirit and unshakeable views.
  • To be successful one should have a combination of curiosity, imagination and indomitable spirit.
Synonyms
indefatigable, unyielding, unbending, stalwart, stout-hearted, lionhearted, strong-willed, strong-minded, staunch, resolute, firm, steadfast, determined, intransigent, inflexible, adamant;

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'untameable'): from late Latin indomitabilis, from in- 'not' + Latin domitare 'to tame'.

More
  • ‘Untameable’ was the early sense, from late Latin indomitabilis ‘not able to be tamed’.

Derivatives

indomitability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • It wasn't in the least mawkish and in fact, said something profound to me about the indomitability of human spirit - Hazel's in particular.
  • There is a core of indomitability about them which will inevitably see them right at some stage (watch this space - great things possibly lie in wait for them).
  • She overcame them through conviction, self-confidence and indomitability.

indomitableness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Were it a testimony to the indomitableness of human nature, it would be crushing.
  • It also speaks to the indomitableness of the human spirit in the face of even the most severe restrictions.
  • Of negligible military value, the revolt became a symbol of the indomitableness of the human spirit.

indomitably

3
adverb
Example sentences
  • For the next forty-five twilit years of eclipse, he was to carry on, a true Man of Letters, indomitably writing - in Nassau, Paris, and Menton.
  • The photograph confirms what everyone knows: she was indomitable, indomitably feminine and a damned nuisance.
  • They are mainly people marked by a harsh childhood, victims of a society which survived by dint of imposition and whose lives created an indomitably rebel spirit.

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