Meaning of unrecognizable in English:


(British unrecognisable)


  • Not able to be recognized or identified from previous encounters.

    ‘his voice was muffled by his collar and unrecognizable’
    • ‘The faces were largely the same, but the performance was unrecognisable from the previous week's debacle.’
    • ‘The Labour party I found there was unrecognisable to the one I encountered 10 years ago.’
    • ‘The remaining characters are amalgams of the real people in his life, not so sufficiently disguised as to be unrecognizable to the student.’
    • ‘Motherwell life has altered irrevocably, and is unrecognisable from the one that the player once knew.’
    • ‘The sixth victim has yet to be identified with authorities saying her face was unrecognizable after the beating.’
    • ‘The Parliaments of those days would be unrecognizable today.’
    • ‘It's become so unravelled in the course of his revisionism that it's completely unrecognizable and nonsensical now.’
    • ‘Just two weeks ago, Thom said the band would be ‘completely unrecognizable in two years’.’
    • ‘The irony of it being, that he gave everything up for her and became so unrecognizable to her, that she no longer loved him.’
    • ‘It was an unrecognisable brand, brewed specially for the occasion and sold in plastic half-pints for £2.’
    • ‘The lads are virtually unrecognisable from the fresh-faced specimens pictured here in their teens about to embark on a holiday to Spain.’
    • ‘‘Things have moved on so much that the scene is almost unrecognisable,’ he says.’
    • ‘That was only 16 months ago but Ireland are unrecognisable now.’
    • ‘Yes, this is an exaggeration, but not an unrecognisable one.’
    • ‘Then, after a hysterectomy at the age of 27, she was given drugs that made her thin before pumping up her body to an unrecognisable size.’
    • ‘The little girl was otherwise unrecognisable, covered in blood and crushed in the back of the mangled wreck that had been her parents' car.’
    • ‘It was all worryingly inauthentic to Scottish eyes and unrecognisable even to the half-Italian eyes of my dinner companion.’
    • ‘When he finally tracked down the body it was unrecognisable.’
    • ‘But when they looked at brain tissue, the same genes were expressed so differently as to be unrecognisable.’
    unidentifiable, unknowable
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