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indomitable

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EtymologyEdit

From the Late Latin indomitabilis, in- "not" + domitare frequentive of domare "to tame"

AdjectiveEdit

indomitable (comparative more indomitable, superlative most indomitable)

  1. Incapable of being subdued, overcome, or vanquished.
    • 1902, A. E. W. Mason, The Four Feathers, ch. 1:
      Personal courage and an indomitable self-confidence were the chief, indeed the only, qualities which sprang to light in General Feversham.
    • 1910, William Henry Hudson, A Shepherd's Life, ch. 7:
      But he was a youth of indomitable spirit, strong and agile as a wild cat.
    • 2007, Richard Corliss, "When Betty Got Frank," Time, 31 March:
      Nobody came on to the movie camera—wrapped it in a bear hug and wrestled it to submission—like Betty Hutton. They called this 40s singer-actress "the Blitzkrieg blond" . . . . [S]he was indomitable, unstoppable.

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