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[uhn-mi-stey-kuh-buh l] /ˌʌn mɪˈsteɪ kə bəl/
not mistakable; clear; obvious.
Origin of unmistakable
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + mistakable
Related forms
unmistakableness, noun
unmistakably, adverb Unabridged
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  • He was old and bleary, unmistakably dirty too—but he had divined Sidney's romance.

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  • It was unmistakably evident that the majority wished to make a beginning at once.

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  • Banker licked his lips and was unmistakably 295 frightened more than ever.

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  • The major was unmistakably the most anxious and upset of everybody.

British Dictionary definitions for unmistakably


not mistakable; clear, obvious, or unambiguous
Derived Forms
unmistakableness, unmistakeableness, noun
unmistakably, unmistakeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmistakably



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

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