[ 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

Can be confused

anomalous anonymous euonymus unanimous
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/ (juːˈnænɪməs) /


in complete or absolute agreement
characterized by complete agreementa unanimous decision

Derived Forms

unanimously, adverbunanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ) or unanimousness, noun

Word Origin for unanimous

C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
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