indomitability


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in·dom·i·ta·ble

 (ĭn-dŏm′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.

[Late Latin indomitābilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin domitāre, to tame, frequentative of domāre, to subdue; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·dom′i·ta·bil′i·ty, in·dom′i·ta·ble·ness n.
in·dom′i·ta·bly adv.
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Noun1.indomitability - the property being difficult or impossible to defeat
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
References in classic literature ?
His was the student's mind, and behind his ability to learn was the indomitability of his nature and his love for Ruth.
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