adjective Etymology: 1un- + 1flap (state of excitement) + -able Date: 1954 marked by assurance and self-control • unflappability noununflappably adverb

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  • unflappable — index nonchalant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unflappable — (adj.) 1958, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FLAP (Cf. flap) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Originally used in reference to Harold Macmillan, British P.M. 1957 63 …   Etymology dictionary

  • unflappable — *cool, composed, collected, unruffled, imperturbable, nonchalant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unflappable — [adj] cool and calm collected, composed, deliberate, disimpassioned, easy, impassive, imperturbable, level headed, nonchalant, relaxed, self possessed, unruffled; concepts 401,542 Ant. disconcerted, nervous, upset, worried …   New thesaurus

  • unflappable — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ calm in a crisis …   English terms dictionary

  • unflappable — [unflap′ə bəl] adj. [< UN + FLAP, n. 5 + ABLE] Informal not easily excited or disconcerted; imperturbable; calm unflappability n …   English World dictionary

  • unflappable — mod. not subject to distraction; imperturbable. □ Isn’t he great? Truly unflappable. □ She is totally unflappable. □ I wish I was that unflappable …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • unflappable — adj. Unflappable is used with these nouns: ↑temperament …   Collocations dictionary

  • unflappable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cool (inf.), even tempered, imperturbable. See inexcitability. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. collected, cool, self possessed, imperturbable; see calm 1 , deliberate 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …   English dictionary for students

  • unflappable — [[t]ʌ̱nflæ̱pəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is unflappable is always calm and never panics or gets upset or angry …   English dictionary

  • unflappable — adjective informal having the ability to stay calm and not get upset, even in difficult situations: My unflappable assistant worked steadily on as the argument raged around her. unflappably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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