un·​shak·​able ˌən-ˈshā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unshakable (audio)
: not possible to weaken or get rid of : not able to be shaken
an unshakable habit
unshakable determination/opposition
unshakably adverb
Switzerland is as unshakably opposed to sanctions as ever: neutrality, the Swiss claim, requires it. The Economist

Examples of unshakable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fortunes drawn from iron ore, an export mainstay, remained unshakable at the top. Forbes Press Releases, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Her no-nonsense demeanor and unshakable spirit left a lasting impression on me, instilling in me a desire to emulate her resilience. Larada Lee, Essence, 9 Mar. 2024 But director Celine Song’s quietly devastating tale of two Korean childhood friends (Greta Lee and Teo Yoo) with an unshakable bond goes right for the gut, uprooting complicated feelings about love, fate and the road not taken. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2024 Hudson and Emily's more contemporary excursions granted them an unshakable new perspective on global affairs, especially during a visit to the city of Mosul, which was under ISIS occupation from 2014 to 2017. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 But over the last two years, as firms crumbled under the weight of massive debts and sales of new homes plunged, Chinese consumers have demonstrated an equally unshakable belief: Real estate has become a losing investment. Claire Fu, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 But between retirements and electoral losses, and lawmakers who have come to embrace the unshakable leader of the Republican Party, that minority has dwindled. Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 What kept her awake — and woke her in the middle of the night with her heart racing and body covered in sweat — was an unshakable feeling of failure. Danielle Bacher, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Mexican lager counters the beef’s bold heat not by being equally big, but by being unshakable, easy, and mild—the perfect palate cleanser. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unshakable was in 1611

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“Unshakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshakable. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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