If you describe something as unmistakable, you mean that it is so obvious that it cannot be mistaken for anything else.

He didn't give his name, but the voice was unmistakable.

...the unmistakable smell of marijuana drifted down.

Derived words:
unmistakably [[t]ʌ̱nmɪste͟ɪkəbli[/t]] ADV usu ADV group, also ADV with v

It's still unmistakably a Minnelli movie...

She's unmistakably Scandinavian...

He had unmistakably been waving his flag to attract the referee's attention.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • Unmistakable — Un mis*tak a*ble, a. Incapable of being mistaken or misunderstood; clear; plain; obvious; evident. {Un mis*tak a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unmistakable — I adjective apparent, autoptic, autoptical, bald, certain, clear, conclusive, conspicuous, decided, defined, distinct, distinguishable, evident, explicit, express, glaring, identifiable, indubitable, intelligible, known, lucid, manifest,… …   Law dictionary

  • unmistakable — 1660s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + MISTAKE (Cf. mistake) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Unmistakably …   Etymology dictionary

  • unmistakable — [adj] certain, definite apparent, clear, conspicuous, decided, distinct, evident, explicit, for certain, glaring, indisputable, manifest, no ifs ands or buts*, obvious, open and shut*, palpable, patent, plain, positive, pronounced, self… …   New thesaurus

  • unmistakable — (also unmistakeable) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be mistaken for anything else. DERIVATIVES unmistakably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unmistakable — [un΄mis tāk′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be mistaken or misinterpreted; leaving room for no misunderstanding; clear; plain unmistakably adv …   English World dictionary

  • unmistakable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ quite ▪ The main symptom is a scarlet rash that s quite unmistakable. Unmistakable is used with these nouns: ↑message, ↑odour, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • unmistakable — un|mis|tak|a|ble [ ,ʌnmı steıkəbl ] adjective very easy to recognize: His guitar style is unmistakable. The unmistakable smell of autumn filled the air. ╾ un|mis|tak|a|bly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unmistakable — UK [ˌʌnmɪˈsteɪkəb(ə)l] / US adjective very easy to recognize His guitar style is unmistakable. The unmistakable smell of autumn filled the air. Derived word: unmistakably adverb …   English dictionary

  • unmistakable — un|mis|tak|a|ble unmistakeable [ˌʌnmıˈsteıkəbəl] adj easy to recognize ▪ the unmistakable sound of gunfire >unmistakably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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