Definition of unanimous in English:

unanimous

adjective

  • 1mass noun (of two or more people) fully in agreement.

    ‘the doctors were unanimous in their diagnoses’
    • ‘Even the oft-bloodthirsty critics, ever keen to bury a fledgling musical, are unanimous.’
    • ‘This is why they all claim to be against water charges but are unanimous in opposing a non-payment campaign.’
    • ‘He was not the unanimous choice of the ECB's management board, but had the confidence of the majority of its members.’
    • ‘Yet all three were unanimous in admitting that the game was lost in two crucial areas: at the breakdown and in the line-out.’
    • ‘The members were unanimous in their praise of council officials for the manner in which they handed the crisis.’
    • ‘The leaders were unanimous on the issue of bringing back peace on the campus.’
    • ‘They were unanimous in saying that the regulation hadn't gone far enough.’
    • ‘Sldc councillors were almost unanimous in welcoming the budget and the increase in council tax for the coming year.’
    • ‘The young in nearby Neuhaus are unanimous in their belief that their only hope of a job lies across the river in affluent Lüneburg.’
    • ‘The proudly partisan audience was unanimous in its choice of heroes and villains.’
    • ‘Councillors gave their unanimous support to the bill, although some were concerned the wording was not tight enough.’
    • ‘They were unanimous that the police had been present all through the riots, but had not helped.’
    • ‘When Emap bought the SRH stake, the industry was unanimous in its belief that there was only one reason behind the move.’
    • ‘The five speakers were virtually unanimous in their view that the State ownership should be kept to a minimum.’
    • ‘National coaches in all the Celtic countries are unanimous that a fast game is the only one we can effectively play to compete with the big boys.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Experts are unanimous in the view that the main factor influencing any investor must be the direction of oil prices.’
    • ‘Villagers were almost unanimous in their support for the proposed new route of the A120.’
    • ‘For a start, they are virtually unanimous on the evidence that today's GM food is as safe to eat as conventional foods.’
    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
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    1. 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’
      • ‘They were delighted to come to a unanimous decision on the name.’
      • ‘There was unanimous agreement at the meeting that this was unacceptable.’
      • ‘It was a unanimous vote of no confidence in the senior management to make the right kind of cuts to make the budget balance.’
      • ‘It takes a unanimous vote to do so, and 10 countries now want the process to continue until each country has had its say.’
      • ‘Mr Andrews was selected by a unanimous vote at a meeting on Friday.’
      • ‘This group debated the pros and cons of each piece resulting in an unanimous vote.’
      • ‘The students came to a unanimous decision about one particular song and insisted it should be the next single the girls release.’
      • ‘If the vote was unanimous, where then did the minority disappear?’
      • ‘That, at least, is one proposition on which there will be unanimous agreement.’
      • ‘The unanimous protests meant they were forced to reinstate the grog the following year, but I still haven't been back.’
      • ‘I have already mentioned the unanimous rejection of realism and its concern with social reality.’
      • ‘A year ago, sympathy for the United States was close to unanimous across the planet.’
      • ‘It was suspended when war broke out but has been restarted by a unanimous decision of the UN Security Council.’
      • ‘Not only did he think it possible to fix games but, in the unanimous opinion of three judges, he set about doing so with enthusiasm.’
      • ‘So I am just surprised that they were able to get a unanimous decision to chuck him.’
      • ‘But after a year they were back in jail again after three judges could not reach a unanimous conclusion.’
      • ‘His determination ensured he punched out a unanimous decision bringing the first title to his club.’
      • ‘The unanimous decision to reelect Sahal came after he emerged the sole candidate to qualify for the runoff.’
      • ‘If this body cannot make a unanimous decision, it will be referred to an independent school adjudicator next year.’
      • ‘If found guilty by unanimous decision, the men will face execution.’
      uniform, consistent, solid, united, concerted, congruent, undivided
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

unanimous

/juːˈnanɪməs/