Definition of unanimous in English:

unanimous

adjective

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

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