[mi-stey-kuh-buh l]


capable of being or liable to be mistaken or misunderstood.

Origin of mistakable

First recorded in 1640–50; mistake + -able
Related formsmis·tak·a·ble·ness, nounmis·tak·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for mistakable

Historical Examples of mistakable

  • 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!


    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 Formsmistakably or mistakeably, adverb
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