incontrovertible

[ in-kon-truh-vur-tuh-buhl, in-kon- ]
/ ˌɪn kɒn trəˈvɜr tə bəl, ɪnˌkɒn- /

adjective

not controvertible; not open to question or dispute; indisputable: absolute and incontrovertible truth.

Nearby words

  1. incontinent,
  2. incontinentia pigmenti,
  3. incontinentia pigmenti achromiens,
  4. incontinently,
  5. incontrollable,
  6. inconvenience,
  7. inconveniency,
  8. inconvenient,
  9. inconveniently,
  10. inconvertible

Origin of incontrovertible

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + controvertible

Related formsin·con·tro·vert·i·bil·i·ty, in·con·tro·vert·i·ble·ness, nounin·con·tro·vert·i·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for incontrovertible

incontrovertible

/ (ˌɪnkɒntrəˈvɜːtəbəl, ɪnˌkɒn-) /

adjective

incapable of being contradicted or disputed; undeniable
Derived Formsincontrovertibility or incontrovertibleness, nounincontrovertibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for incontrovertible

incontrovertible

adj.

1640s, from in- (1) "not" + controvertible (see controvert). Related: Incontrovertibly.

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