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


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

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

Synonyms for incontrovertible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incontrovertibly

Contemporary Examples of incontrovertibly

Historical Examples of incontrovertibly

  • This would certainly be a hardship, and incontrovertibly unjust.

  • It was incontrovertibly the fiercest trial to which he could have been subjected.

    General Gatacre

    Beatrix Gatacre

  • As she said it she knew, incontrovertibly, that she could never do anything but protect people.


    M. Leonora Eyles

  • Then it was proved "incontrovertibly, absolutely and divinely," by repairing Mrs. Eddy's back after a fall on ice.

  • Pick Gresham to pieces and he was incontrovertibly convicted of sheer ugliness, but the fact bothered him not at all.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

British Dictionary definitions for incontrovertibly



incapable of being contradicted or disputed; undeniable
Derived Formsincontrovertibility or incontrovertibleness, nounincontrovertibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incontrovertibly



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

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