unanimous [yoo-nan-uh-muh s] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unanimous on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
  2. 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.

    What If the United States Had No Attorney General?

    Eleanor Clift

    November 14, 2014

  • The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on 12 charges against Buckey.

    How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice

    Jason Berry

    July 12, 2014

  • The trade magazines are unanimous in their consensus that Sony Classics is on a roll.

    Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard on Woody Allen and the State of Indie Film

    Richard Porton

    May 22, 2014

  • Back in 2003, George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act,  passed with unanimous bipartisan support.

    America’s Prison System: Not Faring Well Either

    James Poulos

    April 5, 2014

  • The findings were “unanimous on … all questions,” The New York Times inaccurately reported.

    Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades

    Richard Woodward

    November 24, 2013

  • Historical Examples of unanimous

  • With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.

    A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion

    William Dobein James

  • It is noticeable that the vote to close the Exchange was not unanimous.

    The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914

    Henry George Stebbins Noble

  • The judges had sat in session the same night, and their judgment had been unanimous.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • With one unanimous effort we tore the lashings in pieces, and got free.

    Tom Burke Of “Ours”, Volume II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • The French will never be formidable till they are unanimous.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore

    Charles James Lever

  • British Dictionary definitions for unanimous unanimous adjective

    1. in complete or absolute agreement
    2. 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.

    1610s, from Latin unanimus “of one mind,” from unus “one” (see one) + animus “mind” (see animus). Related: Unanimously.

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