Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not to be subdued; untamable; invincible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective impossible to subdue

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin indomitābilis : Latin in-, not; see in– + Latin domitāre, to tame, frequentative of domāre, to subdue; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the Late Latin indomitabilis, in- "not" + domitare frequentive of domare "to tame"

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."

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  • 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".

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  • 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".

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

    CO honoured for his leadership - Scotsman.com News

  • 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".

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  • 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".

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  • 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

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