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[in-dom-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈdɒm ɪ tə bəl/
that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable:
an indomitable warrior.
Origin of indomitable
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
unyielding. See invincible.
yielding. Unabridged
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  • Sharp watched this graceless bedside with indomitable patience.
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  • She understood it with every fiber of her indomitable spirit and every ounce of energy of her frail body.
  • Demonstrating indomitable courage, he fought to regain the use of his legs, particularly through swimming.
  • Patriotism, already strong in an overseas environment, grew indomitable.
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British Dictionary definitions for indomitable


(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

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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