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

  • adj. Showing neither fear nor indecision; resolute.

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  • adj. without flinching; staying committed despite any difficulty; steadfast

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not flinching or shrinking; unyielding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not flinching; not shrinking: as, unflinching bravery.

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

  • adj. not shrinking from danger


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