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 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 Its smooth shape was an unmistakable sign that the matter had assumed an exotic form. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Peer Inside a Fireball of Quantum Matter," 30 July 2019 But the lesson was unmistakable: The best way for a man behind bars to help himself was to help prosecutors. Pamela Colloff, ProPublica, "He’s a Liar, a Con Artist and a Snitch. His Testimony Could Soon Send a Man to His Death.," 4 Dec. 2019 And White House spokesman Raj Shah on Thursday suggested the president would not propose specific legislative language on guns, leading to the unmistakable conclusion that Trump's commitment on this could be pretty malleable. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The Trump paradox: A weakened president who could do the impossible," 23 Feb. 2018 Holmes would testify that Trump's unmistakable voice was later quieter. Allan Smith, NBC News, "State Department official testifies he's 'never seen anything' like Trump-Sondland restaurant call," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unmistakable

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmistakable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmistakably. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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How to pronounce unmistakable (audio)

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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to assert without proof or before proving

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