Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being mistaken or misunderstood: mistakable signals.

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  • adj. Subject to mistake or misunderstanding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liable to be mistaken; capable of being misconceived.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be mistaken; liable to be misunderstood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. so similar as to be easily identified for another thing

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Examples

  • More critical are analogous words that have acquired easily mistakable senses, such as eventually/eventuellement (‘possibly’), actually/actuellement (‘currently’), or to attend/attendre (‘to wait’).

    French/english Translation: the Unusual History of the English Language « Articles « Literacy News

  • Well, you see, in that movie, Jesus lash out at that high rabbin in no mistakable languages, calig him names and insulting the jews, and going on with "who do you think that you are jews? you think that you are better than the rest of us?!"

    Robert De Niro Joining Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness « FirstShowing.net

  • The Clintons must be made to understand in no mistakable terms that this country does not belong to them, and indeed, the democratic party does not belong to them.

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  • For the lucky few, these ticks are minimal, boring, and mistakable for loveable quirky personality flaws.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • This may be least true of the long "culottes", trousers most closely resembling a skirt, and at best mistakable for a skirt, but insofar as "culottes" establish the principle of dividing woman's outward apparel from the waist down, they merely disguise the grave disorder.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Un-mistakable is the indelible hand writing caption that reads: "me myself" the words are double underlined over the surface of the photonear the bottom corner.

    THE IDEA OF VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHS IN MAJOR EXHIBITIONS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, CONTINUED

  • Nor is their message so brief, and so less than mistakable.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • Less mistakable was Mordred himself, riding beside Cerdic at the head of the Saxons.

    The Wicked Day

  • But there she stood, mistakable for no other on this wide earth!

    Seventeen

  • They have no fancy, and never are surprised into a covert or witty word, such as pleased the Athenians and Italians, and was convertible into a fable not long after; but they delight in strong earthly expression, not mistakable, coarsely true to the human body, and, though spoken among princes, equally fit and welcome to the mob.

    XIV. English Traits. Literature

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