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[yoo-nan-uh-muh s]
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  1. of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
  2. characterized by or showing complete agreement: a unanimous vote.
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Origin of unanimous

1615–25; < Latin ūnanim(us) (ūn(us) one + animus mind, heart, feeling) + -ous
Related formsu·nan·i·mous·ly, adverbu·nan·i·mous·ness, nounnon·u·nan·i·mous, adjectivenon·u·nan·i·mous·ly, adverbnon·u·nan·i·mous·ness, nounqua·si-u·nan·i·mous, adjectivequa·si-u·nan·i·mous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedanomalous anonymous euonymus unanimous
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  1. in complete or absolute agreement
  2. characterized by complete agreementa unanimous decision
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Derived Formsunanimously, adverbunanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ) or unanimousness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
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Word Origin and History for unanimous


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

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