Origin of unflappablefrom un- + flap, noun + -able
When you can deal with an unexpected storm and the caterer not showing up on your wedding day without getting upset, this is an example of when you would be described asunflappable.
(comparative more unflappable, superlative most unflappable)
- (remaining composed under pressure): flappable
un- +"Ž flap (“upset, stir, scandal, controversy") +"Ž -able
- Inimitably unflappable, David Niven turned to the audience and candidly remarked, "Isn't it fascinating to think that the only laugh that man will probably ever get in his life was when he stripped off to show his shortcomings."
- Here, as in all Indy movies, the hero, played as always by Harrison Ford at his Male Lead best, is amiable, unflappable and indominable, although tried to the limits of his patience by a tag-along nightclub singer.
- It's one of the beauty industry's unflappable rules, and it applies no matter what time of year it is.
- "I am where I belong," he said with his unflappable confidence.
- He jabbed him in the arm, entertained by his unflappable friend's discomfort.