unflappable

[uhn-flap-uh-buh l]

adjective

not easily upset or confused, especially in a crisis; imperturbable.

Nearby words

  1. unfinished,
  2. unfit,
  3. unfitted,
  4. unfix,
  5. unflagging,
  6. unflapped,
  7. unflattering,
  8. unfledged,
  9. unfleshly,
  10. unflinching

Origin of unflappable

First recorded in 1950–55; un-1 + flap + -able

Related formsun·flap·pa·bil·i·ty, nounun·flap·pa·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unflappable

unflappable

adjective

informal hard to upset; imperturbable; calm; composed
Derived Formsunflappability or unflappableness, noununflappably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unflappable

unflappable

adj.

1958, from un- (1) "not" + flap (v.) + -able. Originally used in reference to Harold Macmillan, British P.M. 1957-63.

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