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 unshakably (audio) \ adverb
Switzerland is as unshakably opposed to sanctions as ever: neutrality, the Swiss claim, requires it. The Economist

Synonyms & Antonyms for unshakable


imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable


perturbable, shakable (or shakeable)

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The unshakable confidence that comes from years of not living by extension, a perennial plus-one, years of not having to consider anyone else’s opinion, needs, tastes, aspirations, when determining myself. Reema Zaman, Vogue, "The Woman I Would Have Been Had I Let Myself Love You," 13 Feb. 2019 The Hatchback is an agreeably stout but by no means unshakable structure (curb weight 3,060 pounds). Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Fun New Corolla Hatchback Puts the Toy in Toyota," 3 Jan. 2019 Pretty brazen and good for some laughs, but indicative of a team’s unshakable confidence. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Jazzy: Rockets’ superiority in question," 3 May 2018 But investors couldn’t live with GE Capital and its unshakable shadow of risk, either. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 2018 Yet the bond between the girls is unshakable, just one of those things no one could possibly dislodge. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "HBO’s My Brilliant Friend adaptation is a knockout," 18 Nov. 2018 During his 46 years in power, Hussein became the United States’ most consistent ally in the Arab world, governing as a compassionate statesman with an unshakable commitment to peace. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "Philly-based Templeton Foundation awards $1.45 million religion prize to Jordan's King Abdullah II," 26 June 2018 The body is muscular and lithe, but his pose — one foot straight ahead of the other in rigid, physically impossible alignment below a strictly upright and frontal torso — creates an authoritative spectacle of resolute, unshakable strength. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "How good is the King Tut exhibition? An art critic weighs in," 29 Mar. 2018 At the outset of Trump’s presidency, the president was warned of this unshakable reality. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The GOP Is Trump’s Personality Cult. Could Democrats Do the Same?," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of unshakable

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unshakable was in 1611

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English Language Learners Definition of unshakable

: too strong to be changed, weakened, or destroyed

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to take the place or position of

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