unblinking

Someone who stays calm and unemotional is unblinking. The unblinking gaze of your social studies teacher may be enough to quiet the entire class.

This adjective is also useful for eyes that literally don't blink: "The lizard's unblinking eyes made me nervous, so I covered the cage." You can also use it to mean "brave or unflinching," like an unblinking warrior who marches into battle with her sword raised. This word is composed of the prefix un- ("not" or "opposite of") and the verb blink, which may come from the Middle Dutch blinken, "to glitter."

Definitions of unblinking
  1. adjective
    showing no visible emotion
    “stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year”
    Synonyms:
    unemotional
    unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  2. adjective
    not shrinking from danger
    synonyms: unflinching, unintimidated, unshrinking
    fearless, unafraid
    oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
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