un·​flap·​pa·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈfla-pə-bəl How to pronounce unflappable (audio) \

Definition of unflappable

: marked by assurance and self-control

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unflappability \ ˌən-​ˌfla-​pə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unflappability (audio) \ noun
unflappably \ ˌən-​ˈfla-​pə-​blē How to pronounce unflappably (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of unflappable in a Sentence

He has a reputation for being unflappable. the unflappable teacher never even blinked when the wall map came crashing down
Recent Examples on the Web With his calm demeanor, White was seen as a smart, unflappable leader at time when those qualities were especially needed. Nanette Asimov, SFChronicle.com, "CSU Chancellor Timothy White will step down in 2020," 22 Oct. 2019 Liz and Carly were very specific about Bobby being unflappable. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "'Glow' Actor Kevin Cahoon Describes Creating Drag Character Bobby Barnes, Shares Personal Playlist," 27 Aug. 2019 The giant trees, once thought to be unflappable fixtures of the forest and largely resistant to fire, are among the latest victims of climate change. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Giant sequoias — long survivors of the forest — succumbing to climate-driven wildfires," 12 Sep. 2019 Flacco is unflappable and confident, but also as humble and grounded as any quarterback who has ever won an NFL championship. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Joe Flacco has always had a big, fat head. And why that’s a good attribute for a Broncos quarterback.," 7 Sep. 2019 Was that all in the script, because the tension is so real and Bobby is so unflappable and Sheila really gives some back to him. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "'Glow' Actor Kevin Cahoon Describes Creating Drag Character Bobby Barnes, Shares Personal Playlist," 27 Aug. 2019 Managers on our list of Winners’ Circle finalists remain upbeat and unflappable. Suzanne Mcgee, WSJ, "And the No. 1 Stock-Fund Manager Is…," 8 July 2019 Lance Gardner is pricelessly unflappable as Richard Hannay, a world-weary gent who haplessly gets swept up by pure chance into a convoluted plot of murder and international espionage. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: TheatreWorks delivers madcap comedy ’39 Steps’ with a sure hand," 26 Aug. 2019 John Gregg is tall, blond, blue-eyed, with a rumpled appearance and an unflappable attitude. Smithsonian, "John Steinbeck’s Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unflappable

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unflappable

un- entry 1 + flap entry 1 (state of excitement) + -able

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The first known use of unflappable was in 1954

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English Language Learners Definition of unflappable

: not easily upset : unusually calm in difficult situations

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