American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of being mistaken or misunderstood: mistakable signals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be mistaken; liable to be misunderstood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Liable to be mistaken; capable of being misconceived.
- adj. so similar as to be easily identified for another thing
“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’).”
“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?!”
“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.”
“For the lucky few, these ticks are minimal, boring, and mistakable for loveable quirky personality flaws.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Nor is their message so brief, and so less than mistakable.”
“Less mistakable was Mordred himself, riding beside Cerdic at the head of the Saxons.”
“But there she stood, mistakable for no other on this wide earth!”
“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.”
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