unan·​i·​mous | \ yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce unanimous (audio) \

Definition of unanimous

1 : formed with or indicating unanimity : having the agreement and consent of all
2 : being of one mind : agreeing

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Other Words from unanimous

unanimously adverb

Examples of unanimous in a Sentence

The judges made a unanimous ruling. a unanimous vote to upgrade the school's computer facilities

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Michelle Waterson defeated Karolina Kowalkeiwicz by unanimous decision in a 115-pound fight on the ESPN card. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Gaethje KO’s Barboza in lightweight bout at UFC Philly," 30 Mar. 2019 The board reached a unanimous decision Thursday in less than an hour after Mark Harris called for a new election. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "North Carolina Board Calls for New Election in Last Undecided House Race," 21 Feb. 2019 The runway ended triumphantly with Delevigne throwing up peace signs to the cameras, and a unanimous standing ovation from the audience. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Karl Lagerfeld's Final Chanel Show Was a Snowy Winter Wonderland," 5 Mar. 2019 The Supreme Court handed him a unanimous religious-freedom victory. Luke Goodrich, WSJ, "The Supreme Court Isn’t Anti-Muslim," 12 Feb. 2019 This win adds to what’s already been a big year for Panamanian baseball — countryman Mariano Rivera became baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection in January. Juan Zamorano, The Seattle Times, "Panama beats Cuba to win the Caribbean Series," 10 Feb. 2019 According to The Economist, during its first 80 years as a state, Louisiana — like today’s 48 other states — did require unanimous verdicts. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "John Legend Penned a Powerful Op-Ed About a Racist Louisiana Policy," 14 Aug. 2018 In a unanimous vote by the global social media-sphere, the royal wedding could not have been better. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "The Best Affordable Dupes for Meghan Markle's Givenchy Wedding Dress — All for Under $1,000," 21 May 2018 But Syrian-Americans are not unanimous in support of Trump's Friday action. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Largest Syrian-American group hails Trump after military action," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unanimous

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for unanimous

Latin unanimus, from unus one + animus mind — more at one, animate

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English Language Learners Definition of unanimous

: agreed to by everyone
: having the same opinion


unan·​i·​mous | \ yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce unanimous (audio) \

Kids Definition of unanimous

1 : having the same opinion : agreeing completely They were unanimous in their choice.
2 : agreed to by all a unanimous vote

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