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Dictionary Definition

indomitable adj : impossible to subdue [syn: never-say-die, unsubduable]

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


  1. Impossible to subdue or overcome or vanquish.
    Personal courage and an indomitable self-confidence were the chief, indeed the only, qualities which sprang to light in General Feversham. -- The Four Feathers
    Mr. Miller appears to have been a man of indomitable spirit and industry. -- THE PRETENTIOUS YOUNG LADIES: A COMEDY IN ONE ACT.


impossible to subdue or overcome or vanquish

Extensive Definition

Two warships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Indomitable:
In early drafts of Herman Melville's novel Billy Budd, HMS Bellipotent was to have been named Indomitable.
indomitable in Japanese: インドミタブル
indomitable in Slovenian: HMS Indomitable

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