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unmistakable

[uhn-mi-stey-kuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not mistakable; clear; obvious.

Origin of unmistakable

First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + mistakable
Related formsun·mis·tak·a·ble·ness, nounun·mis·tak·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unmistakable

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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.


British Dictionary definitions for unmistakable

unmistakable

unmistakeable

adjective
  1. not mistakable; clear, obvious, or unambiguous
Derived Formsunmistakableness or unmistakeableness, noununmistakably or 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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