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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The City Council was not unanimous in approving the deal with McFarlane and the La Mesa Village Association. San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Mesa already preparing for 2019 Oktoberfest," 4 July 2019 The ruling was a complicated split, but part of the majority opinion was unanimous. WSJ, "Supreme Court Decisions for This Term," 28 June 2019 Administration officials said on Friday that the president’s national security team was unanimous in favoring a response and all agreed with the final option recommended to Mr. Trump. Peter Baker, New York Times, "Urged to Launch an Attack, Trump Listened to the Skeptics Who Said It Would Be a Costly Mistake," 21 June 2019 There was no other board discussion, and contract approval was unanimous. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, "Berea school board hires assistant superintendent in no-interview, ‘word-of-mouth’ process," 13 June 2019 No board members voiced any objections to an ordinance authorizing the raises Tuesday, and approval was unanimous. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Ramsey County board approves 2.5 percent raise for themselves, and chairman will soon make 6 figures," 11 June 2019 Hiedeman was the unanimous Big East player of the year for the Golden Eagles last season. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Natisha Hiedeman gets WNBA chance with the Atlanta Dream. She'll also play for another Marquette alum.," 19 June 2019 With the NHL Draft right around the corner, Jack Hughes’s rightful claim as the unanimous No. 1 overall pick has remained intact after resisting Kaapo Kakko’s eye-opening performance in the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Dan Falkenheim, SI.com, "Looking at the Best Players by Position for the 2019 NHL Draft," 18 June 2019 The unanimous conclusion in no way indicates that all nine justices are anti-labor. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The latest US Supreme Court rulings are blowing up pundits’ predictions," 15 June 2019

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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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