Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday March 13, 2002
indomitable \in-DOM-ih-tuh-buhl\ , adjective:
Incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable.
Now, late in his career, when he could no longer pull off all of the individual moves that had once set him apart, it had become increasingly obvious that what had distinguished him was his indomitable will, his refusal to let either opposing players or the passage of time affect his need to win.
-- David Halberstam, Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made
Because of his strength and toughness as well as his constant attention to the welfare of his army, his soldiers affectionately called him Old Hickory. Hickory was as tough a substance as they knew, and General Andrew Jackson was, in their minds, indomitable.
-- Robert V. Remini, The Battle of New Orleans
Indomitable is from Latin indomitabilis, from in-, "not" + domitare, from domare, "to tame."