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unmistakable

[uhn-mi-stey-kuh-buh l] /ˌʌn mɪˈsteɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
not mistakable; clear; obvious.
Origin of unmistakable
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + mistakable
Related forms
unmistakableness, noun
unmistakably, adverb
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  • “The man is virtually a cripple,” he added with unmistakable feeling.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • And my father, opening up by degrees, showed an unmistakable relish for Joe.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • White as was her face, there was in it an unmistakable look of reviving life!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Then his body quivered, and he felt an unmistakable push against him.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • But Tyndall knew one thing for certain, the mention of his name had been unmistakable.

    Grove of the Unborn Lyn Venable
British Dictionary definitions for unmistakable

unmistakable

/ˌʌnmɪsˈteɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
not mistakable; clear, obvious, or unambiguous
Derived Forms
unmistakableness, unmistakeableness, noun
unmistakably, unmistakeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmistakable
adj.

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + mistake + -able. Related: Unmistakably.

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