Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

unanimous

[yoo-nan-uh-muh s]
See more synonyms for unanimous on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
  2. characterized by or showing complete agreement: a unanimous vote.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unanimously

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for unanimously

unanimous

adjective
  1. in complete or absolute agreement
  2. characterized by complete agreementa unanimous decision
Show More
Derived Formsunanimously, adverbunanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ) or unanimousness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unanimously

unanimous

adj.

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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper