unflappable

[uhn-flap-uh-buhl]
adjective
not easily upset or confused, especially in a crisis; imperturbable.

Origin:
1950–55; un-1 + flap + -able

unflappability, noun
unflappably, adverb
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unflappable (ʌnˈflæpəbəl)
 
adj
informal hard to upset; imperturbable; calm; composed
 
unflappa'bility
 
n
 
un'flappableness
 
n
 
un'flappably
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

unflappable
1958, from un- (1) "not" + flap (v.) + -able. Originally used in ref. to Harold Macmillan, British P.M. 1957-63.
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unflappable definition


  1. mod.
    not subject to distraction; imperturbable. : She is totally unflappable.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
The laid-back grandfather has the same unflappable gentleness, the same
  easygoing speech.
On the inside everyone is likewise unflappable, but in the face of more
  extraordinary activities and revelations.
His investment convictions spring from an unflappable confidence in his ability
  to spot emerging secular trends.
And in a city of largely unflappable urbanites, this is big news.
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