Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.
  • adj. Based on or characterized by complete assent or agreement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Based on unanimity, assent or agreement.
  • adj. Sharing the same views or opinions, and being in harmony or accord.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious.
  • adj. Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or contradiction of any.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion or determination; consentient.
  • Formed with unanimity; exhibiting unanimity: as, a unanimous vote.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. acting together as a single undiversified whole
  • adj. in complete agreement

Etymologies

From Latin ūnanimus : ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots + animus, mind; see anə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ūnanimus ("of one mind"), from ūnus ("one") + animus ("mind"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So much of the business is done by what we call unanimous consent agreements.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2002

  • But Stone withdrew the measure after it became clear he would not gain unanimous board support.

    Scientology protests prompt new Riverside County law

  • One of the board members who has over 55 years of service with the post who wished to remain unanimous spoke out, "Gyi had us all fooled, that lying son of a bitch told the wildest stories you had ever heard, the guy is nuts!", continuing on the member said, "He has done so much for local county vets such as raising money and veterans issues."

    Dr Gyi

  • With the insurance companies favoring this massive giveaway, Republicans have stood up to them in unanimous opposition.

    Matthew Yglesias » Kucinich Sides With Insurance Industry, GOP to Oppose “Insurance Industry Giveaway”

  • How did a bill that could make it more difficult -- or that even appears to make it more difficult -- for borrowers to fight foreclosure win unanimous approval from the world's greatest deliberative body without debate when a notarization scandal has already halted the biggest banks 'foreclosures in 23 states?

    HUFFPOST HILL - OCTOBER 7TH, 2010

  • That change resulted in unanimous Senate repudiation of that veto which made Bagojovich push his self-agrandizement agenda.

    Guessing Game on Blagojevich’s Future - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Senator Thomas of Colorado, speaking of what he terms the impossibility of the nations of the world joining in unanimous regulations concerning Labour, etc., says, "Class legislation is deplorable in domestic jurisdictions; it will prove intolerable when it becomes international."

    The International Labour Conference in Washington

  • This war, and much as it is, with Britain unanimous and determined as she is, was inevitable in the very nature of things, and did not depend upon an incident here and there, a detail trivial and avoidable.

    The Philosophy of War

  • Wisdom's children are herein unanimous, one and all, they have all a complacency in the methods of grace which divine wisdom takes, and think never the worse of them for their being ridiculed by some.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • In 2008, the three-judge appeals panel found the verdict form potentially misleading, given its repeated use of the word unanimous,'' even in the section on mitigating circumstances.

    NPR Topics: News

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