Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Incapable of being subdued, overcome, or vanquished.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not to be subdued; untamable; invincible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That cannot be tamed, subdued, or repressed; untamable: applied chiefly to human beings and their attributes: as, indomitable energy, obstinacy, courage, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. impossible to subdue

Etymologies

Late Latin indomitābilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin domitāre, to tame, frequentative of domāre, to subdue; see demə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Late Latin indomitabilis, in- "not" + domitare frequentive of domare "to tame" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Getty Images U.S. forward Abby Wambach Anson Dorrance, who coached the U.S. to its first World Cup win in 1991, said the key to winning that tournament was to tap into the generally superior athletic abilities of the U.S. women and what he calls the "indomitable American spirit and competitiveness."

    Dialing Back the 'Crazy'

  • The least evidence of timidity would invite an overwhelming attack: a bold front and what may be called indomitable

    The Life of Kit Carson

  • The least evidence of timidity would invite an overwhelming attack: a bold front and what may be called indomitable "cheek" were all that was likely to take them through.

    The Life of Kit Carson Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Indian Agent and Colonel U.S.A.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Nick Kitson, of The 3rd Battalion The Rifles, was given the Distinguished Service Order for "indomitable" leadership in "the most hostile of circumstances".

    icLanarkshire

  • Rifles, was given the Distinguished Service Order for "indomitable" leadership in "the most hostile of circumstances".

    CO honoured for his leadership - Scotsman.com News

  • Sergio Parisse, the indomitable No.8, was arguably the player of the tournament.

    Lessons from the Six Nations

  • By his superb flying ability, indomitable fighting spirit and cool courage, maintained at great personal risk, Lieutenant

    Valor database idea stirs interest

  • And not only is it possible, but we as individuals do have the wherewithal and the indomitable spirit to catalyze extraordinary and significant change in ourselves and also in the world around us.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Inspiration Is Liberation: New Year's Reflections On The Nature Of Existence

  • Of course, this comprehensiveness meant an awesome amount of work, and yet Auden's labors typically wound up serving an indomitable playfulness.

    Keeper of the Affirming Flame

  • While at the end she at times needed a walker to maneuver herself, the woman could outrun most people 30 years younger, and not as a consequence of hordes of vitamins or years of yoga, just from an indomitable spirit that plowed on.

    Andrew Bell: A Mountain of a Lady

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