unan·​i·​mous yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce unanimous (audio)
: formed with or indicating unanimity : having the agreement and consent of all
: being of one mind : agreeing
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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of unanimous was in 1621

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“Unanimous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanimous. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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unan·​i·​mous yu̇-ˈnan-ə-məs How to pronounce unanimous (audio)
: being of one mind : agreeing completely
the councillors were unanimous in their approval of the report
: agreed to by all
a unanimous vote

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