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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Other Words from unshakable

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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But his belief in himself, his faith, and his country was unshakable. Bud Selig With Phil Rogers, SI.com, "Bud Selig Recounts His 'Misery' Waiting for Barry Bonds to Break the Home Run Record," 9 July 2019 Meanwhile, despite their many letters, warm salutations and shared affection for the architect, Zanco's grip on Barragán's archives is ironclad, her resolve unshakable. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "In 'The Proposal,’ filmmaker seeks to free the work of a renowned Mexican architect," 19 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of unshakable

1611, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unshakable

: too strong to be changed, weakened, or destroyed

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