Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being undaunted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Boldness; fearless bravery; intrepidity.

Etymologies

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undaunted +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Not only because the demonstrations were conducted with such dignity, unanimity of purpose, and uniform discipline (a human river of white shirts and blouses as compared to the motley look of antiwar demos), but because the spokespeople for the other side are putting their case with a passion, logic, pride, command of history, and undauntedness that leaves their debate adversaries dangling off the hook.

    The Curse of Terri: James Wolcott

  • Clemens Alexandrinus, ought not to be overlooked; that, as James was led to the place of martyrdom, his accuser was brought to repent of his conduct by the apostle's extraordinary courage and undauntedness, and fell down at his feet to request his pardon, professing himself a christian, and resolving that James should not receive the crown of martyrdom alone.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs

  • Jim never forgot the utter undauntedness, impudence and malice of that face.

    The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch

  • Wood says {32} that "his deportment was affable, his gait erect, bespeaking courage and undauntedness," and he himself tells us that "he did not neglect daily practice with his sword," and that "when armed with it, as he generally was, he was in the habit of thinking himself quite a match for any one and of being perfectly at ease as to any injury that any one could offer him."

    Milton

  • Cynically mirthful or irreverently indifferent, yet never did her master's strength forsake him, never did his heart lose its undauntedness.

    The Mississippi Bubble

  • In circumstances of danger, accordingly, the soldiers were willing to obey him implicitly, and wished for no other leader; for they said, that the sternness in his countenance then assumed an appearance of cheerfulness, and that what was severe in it seemed undauntedness against the enemy; so that it appeared indicative of safety, and not of austerity.

    The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis

  • The undauntedness of the act frightened the Spaniards; who, from the nature of the ground, might have put him and his party to death: but they ran away, and abandoned the battery.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson

  • His deportment was affable, and his gait erect and manly, bespeaking courage and undauntedness; while he had his sight he wore a sword, and was well skilled in using it.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • With great boldness, and courage, and undauntedness, not terrified by the proudest of his adversaries.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • So much were they surprised at our undauntedness, that they retired about a hundred roods from us.

    The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)

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