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[in-kuh n-tes-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kənˈtɛs tə bəl/
incapable of being contested; not open to dispute; incontrovertible:
incontestable proof.
Origin of incontestable
First recorded in 1665-75; in-3 + contestable
Related forms
incontestability, incontestableness, noun
incontestably, adverb Unabridged
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  • The parts of wagons that are continually met with here shows this most incontestably.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
  • Being an Englishman, he was incontestably right in doing so.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • The ambitions of men crowded together on land were incontestably disgusting.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • This stream is incontestably the flumen of the Commentaries.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • He was not the first to detect the fact of variation, but he was incontestably the first to discover the line of no variation.

  • Liszt was incontestably the more artistic, the more vibrant, the more electric.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • incontestably, while not yet aware of us, Mrs. Server confessed with every turn of her head to a part in a relation.

    The Sacred Fount Henry James
  • This third aristocracy is incontestably the first, if you will excuse the Hibernianism.

  • incontestably the racing, the horses lining fretfully and scrambling through the muddy pools, left me cold.

    San Cristbal de la Habana Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for incontestably


incapable of being contested or disputed
Derived Forms
incontestability, incontestableness, noun
incontestably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for incontestably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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