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

  • adj. Without blinking: an unblinking stare.
  • adj. Without visible emotion: an unblinking answer to a very personal question.
  • adj. Fearless in facing reality: engaged in unblinking self-analysis.

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  • adj. Not blinking

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

  • adj. not shrinking from danger
  • adj. showing no visible emotion


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  • This trait should not be confused with blind - also "unblinking" -- ambition.

    Aimee Liu: Why the Political is Personal(ity)

  • Drones such as the Predator and the Reaper can loiter, maintaining what one former CIA director described as an "unblinking stare" over a chosen area for up to 18 hours.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Surely we should accept her speedy rise to the Governorship of Alaska and her "unblinking" acceptance of McCain's offer to make her his Vice Presidential running mate as proof of her powerful self-directedness.

    Aimee Liu: Why the Political is Personal(ity)

  • (She also clearly shares George W. Bush's lack of intellectual curiosity, not to mention his preference for impulsive, "unblinking" decision-making.)

    Sheila Suess Kennedy: This Country Needs An Intellectual

  • ├é But if anything, we have seen him display the kind of unblinking intellectual courage and honesty that our nation thirsts so desperately for.

    Hard Truths | Barack Obama | positively Barack

  • Regardless of who's right or wrong, this kind of unblinking support for sanctioned violence within a growing police state is scary, and completely contradictory to the "God Given" freedoms you think you have in this country.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • But, in order to make those "unblinking" decisions, one should have a strong basis of knowledge as to how these forces operate and conflict with one another.


  • I have a hard time believing that, with just a fraction of reflection, most Americans would still think "unblinking" war between two major nuclear powers - the US and Russia - over Georgia is even halfway sane policy.


  • $400 million spy airship that would provide them with "unblinking" surveillance of evildoers from 65,000 in the air.

    Daily Kos

  • She held Tommy Tomato's jar before my face, and like a suitable sleepwalker I made my eyes wide and unblinking and unfocused.



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