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unanimous Line breaks: unani|mous
Pronunciation: /juːˈnanɪməs/

Definition of unanimous in English:


[mass noun]
1(Of two or more people) fully in agreement: the doctors were unanimous in their diagnoses
More example sentences
  • The councillors were unanimous in their agreement that new hospital facilities were long overdue in the town.
  • The judges were also unanimous in their concern that most of the sites made visitors work too hard.
  • Councillors gave their unanimous support to the bill, although some were concerned the wording was not tight enough.
united, in complete agreement, in complete accord, of one mind, like-minded, of the same mind, in harmony, at one, with one voice, concordant, undivided
1.1(Of an opinion, decision, or vote) held or carried by everyone involved: this requires the unanimous approval of all member states the decision to go ahead was unanimous
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  • If the vote was unanimous, where then did the minority disappear?
  • The unanimous decision to reelect Sahal came after he emerged the sole candidate to qualify for the runoff.
  • If found guilty by unanimous decision, the men will face execution.
uniform, consistent, solid, united, concerted, congruent, undivided


Early 17th century: from Latin unanimus (from unus 'one' + animus 'mind') + -ous.

  • This is based on Latin unanimus, from unus ‘one’ and animus ‘mind’, giving ‘of one opinion’.

Words that rhyme with unanimous

animus, equanimous, magnanimous, pusillanimous

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