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indomitable

[in-dom-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈdɒm ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable:
an indomitable warrior.
Origin of indomitable
1625-1635
1625-35; < Late Latin indomitābilis < Latin indomit(us) untamed (in- in-3 + domitus, past participle of domāre to subdue, tame, bring under control) + -ābilis -able; compare Latin indomābilis
Related forms
indomitability, indomitableness, noun
indomitably, adverb
Synonyms
unyielding. See invincible.
Antonyms
yielding.
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  • With this new power came joyous courage, indomitability of purpose, a restless activity of body and mind.

  • She had seen manliness there, and indomitability, and force, and it had seemed to her to be sufficient.

    The Trail to Yesterday Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for indomitability

indomitable

/ɪnˈdɒmɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
(of courage, pride, etc) difficult or impossible to defeat or subdue
Derived Forms
indomitability, indomitableness, noun
indomitably, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin indomitābilis, from Latin indomitus untamable, from in-1 + domitus subdued, from domāre to tame
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Word Origin and History for indomitability

indomitable

adj.

1630s, from Late Latin indomitabilis "untameable," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + *domitabilis, from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare "to tame" (see tame). Related: Indomitably.

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