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unquestionable

[uhn-kwes-chuh-nuh-buh l] /ʌnˈkwɛs tʃə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
not open to question; beyond doubt or dispute; indisputable; undeniable; certain:
an unquestionable fact.
2.
above criticism; unexceptionable:
a man of unquestionable principles.
Origin of unquestionable
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-1 + questionable
Related forms
unquestionableness, noun
unquestionably, adverb
Synonym Study
See doubtless.
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  • Perhaps it was his unquestionable distress that weakened her.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • I will afford the most unquestionable demonstration of the veracity of my declarations.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • That the Egyptians had stringed instruments is unquestionable.

    How the Piano Came to Be Ellye Howell Glover
  • This would seem to be such an unquestionable fact as to admit of no argument.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Its plainness troubled him, but its cleanliness was unquestionable.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • And his caste was evident and unquestionable, in spite of any circumstance.

    The Flying Mercury Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for unquestionable

unquestionable

/ʌnˈkwɛstʃənəbəl/
adjective
1.
indubitable or indisputable
2.
not admitting of exception or qualification: an unquestionable decision
Derived Forms
unquestionability, unquestionableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unquestionable
adj.

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + questionable. Related: Unquestionably.

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