un·​mis·​tak·​able | \ ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unmistakable (audio) \

Definition of unmistakable

: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood : clear

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unmistakably \ ˌən-​mə-​ˈstā-​kə-​blē How to pronounce unmistakably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unmistakable in a Sentence

a glint in his eye that was an unmistakable expression of greed
Recent Examples on the Web Press the accelerator to the floor, bend the steering wheel into a sweeper, or bomb over a lumpy patch of pavement, and the family resemblance is unmistakable. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "Porsche's Taycan Turbo S Redefines Quick for Performance Sedans," 29 Jan. 2020 Despite Sanders’ ascent, the combined strength of the moderate candidates is unmistakable. Jonathan Martin, BostonGlobe.com, "Sanders seizes lead in volatile Iowa race, Times poll finds," 25 Jan. 2020 In Monday’s 118-88 loss at the Utah Jazz, less than five minutes into the first quarter, the bad was unmistakable. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Indiana Pacers continue to fluctuate with good Jeremy Lamb vs. bad Jeremy Lamb," 21 Jan. 2020 Its scent is complex and exciting; the musk of real black truffle is unmistakable. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Tsuta’s Michelin-starred ramen loses traction in San Francisco," 16 Jan. 2020 While all sports teams across the country honor the military in one way or another, the genuine sincerity on the part of the organization and the fans was unmistakable. Matthew Betley, National Review, "Service and Sacrifice," 5 Oct. 2019 California is no exception, and in the Bay Area’s there’s been an unmistakable pattern. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Gov. Newsom has some decisions to make," 16 Sep. 2019 Yet, there are unmistakable signs that, at the highest levels, chess’s freshness and creativity seem to be withering. Peter Nicholas, The Atlantic, "The End of the Golden Era of Chess," 5 Sep. 2019 But several of the administration’s favorite economic data points now show unmistakable signs of a slowdown. Jim Tankersley, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump says he’s exploring ‘various tax reductions’ as economy slows," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unmistakable

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmistakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmistakable. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unmistakable

: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood


un·​mis·​tak·​able | \ ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unmistakable (audio) \

Kids Definition of unmistakable

: impossible to mistake for anything else We smelled the unmistakable odor of a skunk.

Other Words from unmistakable

unmistakably \ -​blē \ adverb

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