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[mi-stey-kuh-buh l] /mɪˈsteɪ kə bəl/
capable of being or liable to be mistaken or misunderstood.
Origin of mistakable
First recorded in 1640-50; mistake + -able
Related forms
mistakableness, noun
mistakably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for mistakable
Historical Examples
  • Why not drop titles, and call stitches by the plainest and least mistakable names?

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
  • But there she stood, mistakable for no other on this wide earth!

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • I am certain of this; he almost told me so himself, not in words, but the mistakable leer he gave her in reply.

    The Rome Express Arthur Griffiths
  • Old sailors exhort their neophytes to throw nothing over the weather-side except ashes or hot water: a hint not mistakable.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The principle of effective regulation of public-service carriers had been, indeed, vigorously affirmed in no mistakable terms.

British Dictionary definitions for mistakable


liable to be mistaken
Derived Forms
mistakably, mistakeably, adverb
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