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indisputable

[in-di-spyoo-tuh-buh l, in-dis-pyuh-] /ˌɪn dɪˈspyu tə bəl, ɪnˈdɪs pyə-/
adjective
1.
not disputable or deniable; uncontestable. indisputable evidence.
2.
unquestionably real, valid, or the like.
Origin of indisputable
1545-1555
From the Late Latin word indisputābilis, dating back to 1545-55. See in-3, disputable
Related forms
indisputability, indisputableness, noun
indisputably, adverb
Synonyms
1. incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable, unquestionable; evident, apparent, obvious, certain.
Antonyms
1. questionable; uncertain.
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  • He said this in a firm voice, as though making an indisputable statement.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • It became known, as an indisputable fact, that she had a lover.

  • His words were received as though they were the expression of indisputable dogmas.

  • Of course it is (rejoined Antisthenes) the most indisputable specimen.

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • Am I right, then, that your claim to this knowledge is the best and most indisputable?

    A Rent In A Cloud Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for indisputable

indisputable

/ˌɪndɪˈspjuːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
beyond doubt; not open to question
Derived Forms
indisputability, indisputableness, noun
indisputably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indisputable
adj.

1550s, from Late Latin indisputabilis, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + disputabilis (see dispute). Related: Indisputably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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