Monday, May 22, 2006
incontrovertible adjective [in-kon-truh-VUR-tuh-buhl] Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
Definitions for incontrovertible
- Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
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Citations for incontrovertible
It is in the nature of philosophical questions that they do not have final, incontrovertible answers, or, more exactly, that every answer raises new questions.
And although the evidence was substantial, it was not incontrovertible.
Origin of incontrovertible
Incontrovertible is in-, "not" + controvertible, which is derived from Latin controversia, "a dispute," from controvertere, "to turn against, to turn in the opposite direction, to dispute" from contro-, "against" + vertere, "to turn." It is related to controversy.