un·mis·tak·able | \ ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl \

Definition of unmistakable 

: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood : clear

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unmistakably \ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-blē \ adverb

Examples of unmistakable in a Sentence

a glint in his eye that was an unmistakable expression of greed

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The film's details may be obscure, but the materiality of the images is palpable and the emotional content unmistakable. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "L’Enfant Secret is so intimate it feels like a confession," 25 May 2018 The comments were forceful and unmistakable from the Oregon State offensive line coach, whose skills have given him perhaps the strongest reputation of Jonathan Smith's position coaches. Danny Moran, OregonLive.com, "Jim Michalczik brings sterling reputation with him as Oregon State offensive line coach," 25 Apr. 2018 Here's his exchange with the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.): Those answers are clear and unmistakable. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The latest whiff of a coverup in the Russia investigation," 8 Mar. 2018 But the unmistakable conclusion about Trump’s week abroad is how the president has inserted himself in European domestic politics — first over that controversial German pipeline, and then his critical comments about May. Chuck Todd, NBC News, "Worst fears realized in Trump's overseas trip — and it's not over yet," 13 July 2018 Gordon struggled offensively before and after the injury, but combined with Yordano Ventura’s death (more on that in a minute) there was an unmistakable deflation of emotion for a team that had always relied so heavily on it. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "The State of the Royals, Part 1 of 2: How did they get here?," 12 July 2018 June 7, 2018 Matt Stone, Louisville Courier Journal The activists camped outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office the past week have one unmistakable message: Abolish ICE. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Abolish ICE movement pits practicality against passion for local Democrats," 10 July 2018 Throughout his ongoing work (the album 15 came out this year), he's maintained an unmistakable demeanor that's earned him a cult following. Jamie Ludwig, Chicago Reader, "Stephanie Marlow of Indie Publicity on a brutal band with a soft spot for pitties," 10 July 2018 For many, its depiction of an ordinary-yet-extraordinary nuclear family defending itself against its enemies carried an unmistakable resonance in the wake of 9/11 and the nascent war on terror. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "How the dazzling, overstuffed ‘Incredibles 2’ holds up a cracked mirror to present-day reality," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of unmistakable

1827, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of unmistakable

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

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unmistakably \-blē \ adverb

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