Definition of unanimous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//juˈnænɪməs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnænɪməs//
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  1. 1if a decision or an opinion is unanimous, it is agreed or shared by everyone in a group a unanimous vote unanimous support The decision was not unanimous. Unanimous agreement must be reached for this plan to go ahead. The jury reached a unanimous verdict of ‘not guilty’. She was the unanimous choice of the selection committee.
  2. 2unanimous (in something) if a group of people are unanimous, they all agree about something Local people are unanimous in their opposition to the proposed new road. The committee were unanimous in rejecting the proposal.
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin unanimus (from unus ‘one’ + animus ‘mind’) + -ous.Extra examples The experts are not unanimous on this point. They were unanimous in this decision. The committee was unanimous in rejecting the proposal. a unanimous vote/​decision/​verdict
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