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unanimous

[yoo-nan-uh-muh s] /yuˈnæn ə məs/
adjective
1.
of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
2.
characterized by or showing complete agreement:
a unanimous vote.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin ūnanim(us) (ūn(us) one + animus mind, heart, feeling) + -ous
Related forms
unanimously, adverb
unanimousness, noun
nonunanimous, adjective
nonunanimously, adverb
nonunanimousness, noun
quasi-unanimous, adjective
quasi-unanimously, adverb
Can be confused
anomalous, anonymous, euonymus, unanimous.
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British Dictionary definitions for unanimously

unanimous

/juːˈnænɪməs/
adjective
1.
in complete or absolute agreement
2.
characterized by complete agreement: a unanimous decision
Derived Forms
unanimously, adverb
unanimity (ˌjuːnəˈnɪmɪtɪ), unanimousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
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Word Origin and History for unanimously

unanimous

adj.

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

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