Definition of unflappable in English:



  • Having or showing calmness in a crisis.

    ‘I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic circumstances’
    ‘self-contained, unflappable Glaswegian common sense’
    • ‘They are much like their coach: cool, unflappable, yet willing to methodically rip out your heart.’
    • ‘It was my brother that was always reckoned to be the laid back, unflappable one.’
    • ‘A brief wave of nausea broke through her normally unflappable control.’
    • ‘Usually unflappable, the German-born cardinal choked with emotion.’
    • ‘He was absolutely unflappable even when Ganguly was out.’
    • ‘For almost all his career he's been regarded as one of the game's more astute players - unflappable, controlled.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, Lone is so unflappable and in control that it's difficult to actively dislike him.’
    • ‘For a quiet, level-headed lad, who is usually so composed and unflappable on the pitch, the prospect is one that exhilarates.’
    • ‘We met the horrors of two world wars and an IRA bombing campaign with an unflappable determination to carry on: we will face this threat just the same.’
    • ‘Robert was calm and unflappable and never seemed to get upset whatever stresses he was under.’
    • ‘With nearly 10 years of work in the region, Mr Sharratt has won renown as an unflappable lawyer with a passion for the heat of the court room.’
    • ‘Malati, a sedate old female, was a placid soul, unflappable even in a crisis.’
    • ‘He seemed solid, unflappable, disciplined and optimistic, a man who would get off the canvas quickly if felled and resume with a smile.’
    • ‘It was a supremely rational column that made it sound like I had it all together, unflappable in the face of grief.’
    • ‘However, Waterloo was unflappable and withstood the charge.’
    • ‘However, he does have the habit of taking his unflappable approach on to the pitch when a bit of flap is badly needed, especially when chasing down an opposition kick.’
    • ‘The unflappable Northern Ireland international has a presence and confidence about him that is obviously rubbing off on his fellow defenders.’
    • ‘His unflappable dispassionate calm is an end in itself.’
    • ‘Completely unflappable, she always seemed in control, and her sunny personality shone through.’
    • ‘His normally unflappable image flagged when he failed to secure China's entry to the WTO during his U.S. trip last April.’
    imperturbable, unexcitable, cool, calm, collected, cool, calm, and collected, controlled, self-controlled, self-possessed, cool-headed, level-headed, relaxed, insouciant, serene, stoical, phlegmatic, unmoved
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