un·​mis·​tak·​able ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unmistakable (audio)
: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood : clear
unmistakably adverb

Examples of unmistakable in a Sentence

a glint in his eye that was an unmistakable expression of greed
Recent Examples on the Web The physical destruction of the deadly Tubbs Fire was unmistakable. Kelly Livingston, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 To them, Trump’s gangsterish ways are unmistakable. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 22 Aug. 2023 Shteynshlyuger’s accent, with its distinctive Brooklyn-Russian mix, is unmistakable in calls with customer service representatives at insurance companies and payment processors. Cezary Podkul, ProPublica, 14 Aug. 2023 While the double whammy of marshmallow and vanilla may sound like a recipe for olfactory tooth rot, this is instead a plush, enveloping, and truly unmistakable scent. April Long, Town & Country, 26 July 2023 While Mon and Rach’s originality is admired, the unmistakable style also works as a regular old frame for actual pictures. Alana Altmann, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 July 2023 The word choice was unmistakable coming from an authoritarian leader who came up through the KGB and once famously called betrayal an unforgivable act. Paul Sonne, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 By mid-August each year, someone said, the stench of sewage was unmistakable in many villages; the numbers of tourists overwhelmed the drainage systems, and the overflow spilled from pipes and pooled on the ground. Nick Romeo, The New Republic, 23 Aug. 2023 Yet the parallels between Blossom and Evans are unmistakable. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmistakable was in 1827

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“Unmistakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmistakable. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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un·​mis·​tak·​able ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unmistakable (audio)
: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood : clear, obvious
unmistakably adverb

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