un·​shak·​able | \ ˌən-ˈshā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unshakable (audio) \

Definition of unshakable

: not possible to weaken or get rid of : not able to be shaken an unshakable habit unshakable determination/opposition

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unshakably \ ˌən-​ˈshā-​kə-​blē How to pronounce unshakable (audio) \ adverb
Switzerland is as unshakably opposed to sanctions as ever: neutrality, the Swiss claim, requires it. The Economist

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Recent Examples on the Web What kept him going was an unshakable belief in himself and in God. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022 Even after losing two games in Tampa to allow the Lightning to tie the series, there was an unshakable sense of confidence in Rangerland coming into Game 5. BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2022 The workhorse pitcher from Northwestern was well-known by ASU, but still proved difficult for ASU’s offense and was unshakable in the extra innings with a great defense behind her. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 27 May 2022 In waging war on Ukraine, Putin miscalculated, believing that Europe’s reliance on Russian fossil fuels was unshakable. Kate Brown, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 Janine works overtime for her students and has an unshakable, Leslie Knope–ian enthusiasm for her job. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 22 Mar. 2022 All those LPs featured him either in small ensembles or alone at the piano, demonstrating his wily, wandering harmonic sense and his unshakable feel for bebop rhythm. New York Times, 9 Dec. 2021 That unshakable backbone is part of why, even for a documentary that gets some marquee value out of mentioning Carlile in its name, Tucker still gets her name above as well as within the title. Chris Willman, Variety, 13 Mar. 2022 Where does this unshakable optimism, this endurably positive attitude, come from? Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unshakable

1611, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Unshakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshakable. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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