Definition of unshakable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈSHākəb(ə)l/
(also unshakeable)


1(Of a belief, feeling, or opinion) strongly felt and unable to be changed: an unshakeable faith in the righteousness of their cause
More example sentences
  • The unshakeable loyalty and belief in this room was palpable.
  • One thing that characterizes the ‘traditional’ terrorist groups is their unshakeable belief that they have all the best arguments.
  • Succeeding at something almost always means tons of hard work and dedication, but look at the reward - an unshakable feeling of utterly ecstatic joy.
1.1Unable to be disputed or questioned: an unshakable alibi
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  • ‘His alibi was totally unshakable,’ Burnett recalled recently.
  • Thomson had an unshakable alibi - the rape had occurred when he was on TV, describing how people could improve their ability to remember faces.
  • In their thinking, there are no absolute moral laws and there is no such thing as an unshakable, immovable standard of behavior which applies to all people throughout all time.



Pronunciation: /-ˌSHākəˈbilətē/
Example sentences
  • Both leaders emphasized the ‘unshakeability’ of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • Notice, though, that unshakeability does not have to equate with stubbornness or obstinacy.
  • We've all met folk we secretly envy because we have seen and see in their lives this unshakeability.


Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • That view, which defies history, evidence, logic and rationality (notwithstanding the emerging evidence about dodgy intelligence) has been pumped out by the media, who now unshakeably believe their own rubbish.
  • A few years ago, the fuss made about small classes forced the government into a meaningless promise to reduce class size. Many parents believe unshakeably that small classes lead to higher standards.
  • Here was someone who braved unbelievable hardship, who was unshakeably loyal to those who laboured with him and who, on at least two dramatic occasions, laid on his own life on the line to save others.

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Syllabification: un·shak·a·ble

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