Definition of unflappable in English:

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unflappable

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈflapəb(ə)l/

adjective

informal
Having or showing calmness in a crisis.
Example sentences
  • Malati, a sedate old female, was a placid soul, unflappable even in a crisis.
  • For almost all his career he's been regarded as one of the game's more astute players - unflappable, controlled.
  • It was a supremely rational column that made it sound like I had it all together, unflappable in the face of grief.
Synonyms
imperturbable, unexcitable, cool, calm, 'calm, cool, and collected', self-controlled, coolheaded, levelheaded, nonconfrontational
informal laid-back, Type-B

Derivatives

unflappability

Pronunciation: /ˌənˌflapəˈbilədē/
noun
Example sentences
  • And there are two other important survivor indicators: optimism and unflappability.
  • Londoners take a pride in their unflappability at times like this and no one panicked - people thought it was just another major upset on the Tube.
  • The editor, a man known for his unflappability, ordered Billy to be left alone, in the belief he would eventually shut up.

unflappably

Pronunciation: /-blē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • No doubt in the referee's mind and Brady himself strode, ball in hand, to the penalty spot before unflappably tucking the spot kick home.
  • Parker handles it unflappably, though, and says if he is asked the question 5,500 more times, he'll answer it 5,500 more times in the same calm, thoughtful way.
  • ‘But I suppose I can make an exception in this case,’ Jack added as unflappably as ever.

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Syllabification: un·flap·pa·ble

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