unflappable

adjective
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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Other Words from unflappable

unflappability \ ˌən-​ˌfla-​pə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unflappable (audio) \ noun
unflappably \ ˌən-​ˈfla-​pə-​blē How to pronounce unflappable (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 At 6-foot-6 with a cannon arm and unflappable manner, Lawrence is what a screenwriter might come up for a film about a star quarterback. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Heisman Trophy Ceremony LIVE STREAM (01/05/21): Watch DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones, Trevor Lawrence, Kyle Trask online | Time, TV, channel," 5 Jan. 2021 Head coach Kevin Stefanski has been nearly unflappable all season long in the face of adversity and this should be no different. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Browns continue to adjust on the fly entering do-or-die game," 1 Jan. 2021 Baldwin’s death shook the famously unflappable Davis. New York Times, "The People James Baldwin Knew," 11 Dec. 2020 As Rosemary Muldoon, the story’s unflappable heroine, Blunt sets out to make magic happen with her bashful suitor and childhood friend, Dornan’s Anthony Reilly. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Emily Blunt on Wild Mountain Thyme and Her Romantic Virtual Press Tour Wardrobe," 15 Dec. 2020 While his opponent’s rhetoric heated up through the night, Pence remained unflappable. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Kamala Harris faces off with vice president who killed it during his 2016 debate," 7 Oct. 2020 The absurdity of it all peels the curtain back on Macfarlane’s unflappable resilience. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: La Mesa MMA champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane navigates year like no other," 5 Dec. 2020 And Nicole Kidman is the picture of an unflappable, upper-crust bohemian beauty muse. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Secrets Behind Nicole Kidman’s Natural Makeup Look in The Undoing," 30 Nov. 2020 Kidman, who also served as an executive producer, plays Grace Fraser, a Manhattan therapist whose unflappable couch-side manner comforts her tony clients. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, "In HBO's 'The Undoing,' Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant get away with murder," 23 Oct. 2020

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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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11 Jan 2021

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“Unflappable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflappable. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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unflappable

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of unflappable

: not easily upset : unusually calm in difficult situations

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