incontestable

[ in-kuh n-tes-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈtɛs tə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being contested; not open to dispute; incontrovertible: incontestable proof.

Nearby words

  1. inconstance,
  2. inconstancy,
  3. inconstant,
  4. inconsumable,
  5. incontestability clause,
  6. incontinence,
  7. incontinency,
  8. incontinent,
  9. incontinentia pigmenti,
  10. incontinentia pigmenti achromiens

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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British Dictionary definitions for incontestably

incontestable

/ (ˌɪnkənˈtɛstəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being contested or disputed
Derived Formsincontestability or incontestableness, nounincontestably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for incontestably

incontestable

adj.

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

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