unanimous [yoo-nan-uh-muh s] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
- characterized by or showing complete agreement: a unanimous vote.
Origin of unanimous 1615–25; Latin ūnanim(us) (ūn(us) one + animus mind, heart, feeling) + -ous Related formsu·nan·i·mous·ly, adverbu·nan·i·mous·ness, nounnon·u·nan·i·mous, adjectivenon·u·nan·i·mous·ly, adverbnon·u·nan·i·mous·ness, nounqua·si-u·nan·i·mous, adjectivequa·si-u·nan·i·mous·ly, adverbCan be confusedanomalous anonymous euonymus unanimous Related Words for unanimous solid, unified, universal, united, consistent, accepted, accordant, agreeing, collective, combined, common, communal, concerted, concurrent, consonant, harmonious, homogeneous, like-minded, popular, public Examples from the Web for unanimous Contemporary Examples of unanimous
Sixteen have cleared the Judiciary Committee, 13 with unanimous support from members of both parties.
November 14, 2014
The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on 12 charges against Buckey.
July 12, 2014
The trade magazines are unanimous in their consensus that Sony Classics is on a roll.
May 22, 2014
Back in 2003, George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, passed with unanimous bipartisan support.
April 5, 2014
The findings were “unanimous on … all questions,” The New York Times inaccurately reported.
November 24, 2013
Historical Examples of unanimous
With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.
William Dobein James
It is noticeable that the vote to close the Exchange was not unanimous.
Henry George Stebbins Noble
The judges had sat in session the same night, and their judgment had been unanimous.
With one unanimous effort we tore the lashings in pieces, and got free.
Charles James Lever
The French will never be formidable till they are unanimous.
Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for unanimous unanimous adjective
- in complete or absolute agreement
- characterized by complete agreementa unanimous decision
Derived Formsunanimously, adverbunanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ) or unanimousness, nounWord Origin for unanimous C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind Word Origin and History for unanimous adj.