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incontestable

[in-kuh n-tes-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kənˈtɛs tə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being contested; not open to dispute; incontrovertible:
incontestable proof.
Origin of incontestable
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; in-3 + contestable
Related forms
incontestability, incontestableness, noun
incontestably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for incontestably

incontestable

/ˌɪnkənˈtɛstəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being contested or disputed
Derived Forms
incontestability, incontestableness, noun
incontestably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incontestably

incontestable

adj.

1670s, from French incontestable, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + contestable (see contest (v.)). Related: Incontestably.

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