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 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
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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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17 Jun 2022

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“Unflappable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflappable. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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