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incontestable

[in-kuh n-tes-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. incapable of being contested; not open to dispute; incontrovertible: incontestable proof.
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Origin of incontestable

First recorded in 1665–75; in-3 + contestable
Related formsin·con·test·a·bil·i·ty, in·con·test·a·ble·ness, nounin·con·test·a·bly, adverb
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  • This is quite another matter; my right of priority is incontestable.

    The Field of Ice

    Jules Verne

  • But, after all, what incontestable defect in it has any one succeeded in demonstrating?

    The Verbalist

    Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

  • The highest tribute which he pays them is that their loyalty is incontestable.

  • That I take it by my own incontestable right and not of your hand, by your bounty and your charity?

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

  • There it was, malignant and incontestable, the mark of the thing on his brow.


British Dictionary definitions for incontestable

incontestable

adjective
  1. incapable of being contested or disputed
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Derived Formsincontestability or incontestableness, nounincontestably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incontestable

adj.

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

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