Definitions

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  • adj. That cannot be subdued; indomitable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not capable of being subdued or conquered; unconquerable; invincible.

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

  • adj. impossible to subdue

Etymologies

un- +‎ subduable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mask them all, and the mere turn of the head would have shown an unsubduable nature.

    Little Dorrit

  • Her eyes were of the Oriental type, -- full, heavy-lidded, ambushed in thick, black lashes, -- themselves dark and unfathomable as the long night of mystery which hangs over the history of her wild and wandering race, those unsubduable, unseducible children of Nature, -- the voluntary Pariahs of the world.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • Such was the "unsubduable old Roman," Walter Savage

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • Ah, yes, unsubduable granite, piercing far and wide into the Heavens; yet, in the clefts of it, fountains, green, beautiful valleys with flowers.

    Luther and the Reformation: The Life-Springs of Our Liberties

  • But there was a serene and unsubduable joy of the spirit abiding all the assaults of sorrow, that shone forth like gold from the fire of the refiner, and glowed like cheerful sunshine through the dusky wings of a storm.

    Summerfield or, Life on a Farm

  • Hujjat, another champion of conspicuous audacity, of unsubduable will, of remarkable originality and vehement zeal, was being, swiftly and inevitably, drawn into the fiery furnace whose flames had already enveloped Zanján and its environs.

    God Passes By

  • Lee, the Seaforths 'padre, kept up the tradition set by Dr. Ewing, that' unsubduable old Roman 'whose white locks had waved through so many battles, till he was wounded at the forcing of Baghdad.

    The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad

  • Not only that: the sinful, disorderly, unsubduable passion torturing Amfortas, for a moment tortures equally Parsifal, whose nature is thrown by it into a horror of self-hatred, and casts itself upon frenzied prayer for deliverance and pardon.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • But the prohibition filled him with an unholy and unsubduable curiosity.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922

  • Do thou, O most holy one, with thy honourable supplications both shelter and preserve, and unto the enemies -- as fearful and unsubduable shew those that make a festival of thy (name of the event), that we may call unto thy Son: O

    The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints

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