un·​shak·​able | \ˌən-ˈshā-kə-bəl \

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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Other Words from unshakable

unshakably \ ˌən-​ˈshā-​kə-​blē \ 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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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 Eloquent and silly, Sedaris’ collection could probably find unshakable life even in the dust kitties under the bed. Caroline Leavitt, SFChronicle.com, "'Calypso,' by David Sedaris," 22 June 2018 Williams, like Wint and McHenry, put in place an unshakable academic plan, focused on getting to Paris. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Windsor Trio Sets Sights On Higher Ed, High Fashion," 19 June 2018 Kimmy has grown, over four seasons of this show, from the bunker girl with the funny clothes to a woman whose unshakable goodness bumps harshly against the world around her. Megan Angelo, Glamour, "Kimmy Schmidt Is TV's Most Unlikely #MeToo Villain," 7 June 2018 While Darkness on the Edge of Town is darker, edgier, and townie-er than its predecessor, the songs reveal Springsteen’s unshakable fascination with the world after dark. Kenneth Partridge, Billboard, "Bruce Springsteen's 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' at 40: Nighttime, Freedom & the Eternal Chase," 2 June 2018 Last year was grim for women in pop: high-profile releases from Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus under-performed, while the unshakable Taylor Swift was the sole female pop vocalist to top the singles chart all year. Sam Lansky, Time, "Camila Cabello Shines in Her Solo Act on Camila," 11 Jan. 2018

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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