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unflinching

[uhn-flin-ching] /ʌnˈflɪn tʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not flinching; unshrinking:
unflinching courage.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; un-1 + flinch1 + -ing2
Related forms
unflinchingly, adverb
Synonyms
steady, constant, steadfast, unfaltering.
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British Dictionary definitions for unflinching

unflinching

/ʌnˈflɪntʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not shrinking from danger, difficulty, etc
Derived Forms
unflinchingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unflinching
adj.

1728, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of flinch (v.). Related: Unflinchingly.

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