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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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  • The first Boer war still smarted in our minds, and we knew the prowess of the indomitable burghers.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Nevertheless, indomitable in her purpose, she maintained the struggle.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • This provided food and persuaded the Turks of the indomitable spirit of the Crusaders.

    Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
  • They failed, however, to consider the indomitable French spirit.

  • And Drusilla lay there, crying softly, a lonely American mothered by this indomitable old woman of France.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for indomitable

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 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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