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[yoo-nan-uh-muh s] /yuˈnæn ə məs/
of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
characterized by or showing complete agreement:
a unanimous vote.
Origin of unanimous
1615-25; < Latin ūnanim(us) (ūn(us) one + animus mind, heart, feeling) + -ous
Related forms
unanimously, adverb
unanimousness, noun
nonunanimous, adjective
nonunanimously, adverb
nonunanimousness, noun
quasi-unanimous, adjective
quasi-unanimously, adverb
Can be confused
anomalous, anonymous, euonymus, unanimous. Unabridged
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  • The men and women of her circle derisively, unanimously, disbelieved in an innocence that forfeited reputation.

  • As it had been furnished by the Grand Protectress, it was unanimously adopted.

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  • The result was Judge Sener was elected an honorary member of the society and the invitation was unanimously accepted.

  • It was unanimously decided that the affair could not be hushed up.

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  • Thus the determination to make no change in the programme was unanimously approved of.

British Dictionary definitions for unanimously


in complete or absolute agreement
characterized by complete agreement: a unanimous decision
Derived Forms
unanimously, adverb
unanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ), unanimousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
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Word Origin and History for unanimously



1610s, from Latin unanimus "of one mind," from unus "one" (see one) + animus "mind" (see animus). Related: Unanimously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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