[uhn-mi-stey-kuh-buh l]
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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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  • He was old and bleary, unmistakably dirty too—but he had divined Sidney's romance.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Unmistakably then it was fate that had cast the horoscope of his and Allis's life together.


    W. A. Fraser

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


    Theodor Hertzka

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

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

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

British Dictionary definitions for unmistakably



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