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unanimity

[yoo-nuh-nim-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being unanimous; a consensus or undivided opinion: The unanimity of the delegates was obvious on the first ballot.

Origin of unanimity

1400–50; late Middle English unanimite < Middle French < Latin ūnanimitās, equivalent to ūnanim(us) unanimous + -itās -ity

Synonyms

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harmony, unity, unison, concert.

Antonyms

disagreement.
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  • There is no unanimity of opinion or practice concerning the history of education.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • It is because on matters of morals there is no unanimity of opinion as there is in regard to crime.

  • In England the Church was the church of the majority, of almost the unanimity of the nation.

  • We note the unanimity with which your Majesty and the cardinal write.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • Nothing short of unanimity at Westminster could have worked that miracle.


Word Origin and History for unanimity

n.

mid-15c., from Old French unanimite (14c.), from Latin unanimitas, from unanimus (see unanimous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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