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[ in-kon-truh-vur-tuh-buhl, in-kon- ]


  1. not controvertible; not open to question or dispute; indisputable:

    absolute and incontrovertible truth.

    Synonyms: unquestionable, undeniable, incontestable


/ ɪnˌkɒn-; ˌɪnkɒntrəˈvɜːtəbəl /


  1. incapable of being contradicted or disputed; undeniable

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Derived Forms

  • ˌincontroˌvertiˈbility, noun
  • ˌincontroˈvertibly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • incon·tro·verti·bili·ty incon·tro·verti·ble·ness noun
  • incon·tro·verti·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of incontrovertible1

First recorded in 1640–50; in- 3 + controvertible ( def )
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Example Sentences

Such a tribunal, based on the collection and review of incontrovertible evidence, could bring Putin and those in his circle to justice and also set the story straight about the war.

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I’m like the annoying character on a TV drama that always says why the seemingly incontrovertible evidence the hero has gathered might be wrong.

There is mounting evidence that these economic, health and emotional tolls are incontrovertible.

Here you have something that is so incontrovertible, it’s like, okay, this is it.

There was, however, one incontrovertible and highly significant difference between the two baby photo calls.

There was incontrovertible toxicological evidence that Henri Paul was both drunk and on medication.

The central fact (perhaps the only incontrovertible fact) of modern India was change.

I ask if he believes that the evidence so far is incontrovertible that swimming slows down the aging process.

Yet, when Rove is confronted by the same incontrovertible data he proclaims, “…I never sought to influence.”

This, as far as Anne was concerned, was a proposition which for the past three years she had regarded as incontrovertible.

This she had the wit to detect, as well as the incontrovertible fact that her youth and her chances were gone.

There are no incontrovertible doctrines pertaining to tariffs or financial operations, which are modified by circumstances.

Incontrovertible proof of this charge was found in special legislation chartering banks and other corporations.

The knowledge of this incontrovertible fact did not influence the demeanour of the shop-woman towards her.