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unanimous

[ yoo-nan-uh-muhs ]
/ yuˈnæn ə məs /
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adjective
of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
characterized by or showing complete agreement: a unanimous vote.
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Origin of unanimous

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin ūnanim(us), equivalent to ūn(us) “one” + animus “mind, heart, feeling” + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM unanimous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH unanimous

anomalous, anonymous, euonymus, unanimous
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British Dictionary definitions for unanimous

unanimous
/ (juːˈnænɪməs) /

adjective
in complete or absolute agreement
characterized by complete agreementa unanimous decision

Derived forms of unanimous

unanimously, adverbunanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ) or unanimousness, noun

Word Origin for unanimous

C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
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