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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"
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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.
So White Fang could only eat his heart in bitterness and develop a hatred and malice commensurate with the ferocity and indomitability of his nature.
And in this was portrayed the victory of the spirit over the flesh, the indomitability and moral grandeur of the soul that knows no restriction and rises above time and space and matter with a surety and invincibleness born of nothing else than eternity and immortality.
Old Trafford's indomitability began to wither away almost as soon as Sir Alex Ferguson left the building.
Ultimately, however, it goes beyond cancer: It is about indomitability of spirit, in children and mothers, in the face of the hard-to-bear.
Synonyms: bravery, braveness, courage, courageousness, valor, valiance, intrepidity, intrepidness, boldness, daring, audacity, audaciousness, fearlessness, doughtiness, dauntlessness, pluck, indomitability, stout-heartedness, lionheartedness, backbone, spine, spirit, fortitude, mettle, gallantry, chivalry.
It was a credit to N'Golo Kante's (below) often-questioned versatility and to the indomitability of David Luiz - the two goalscorers were everywhere.
It was a credit to N'Golo Kante's often-questioned versatility and to the indomitability of David Luiz -- the two goal-scorers were everywhere.
It is the latter experience that threatens Bernard in The Waves, the disappearance of his "I" into nature's larger life, and from which he recoils, seeking a literary language that neither denies the indomitability of onrushing nature nor is silenced by it.
On the other hand it's also an upbeat celebration of the indomitability of the human spirit and of resourcefulness and hope.
For a reader today, the testimony in this historical document of the fifteenth century confirms the indomitability of the human spirit in the face of an ideology committed to the belief that its truth is the only truth.