indubitable

[in-doo-bi-tuh-buh l, -dyoo-]

adjective

that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.

Nearby words

  1. indre-et-loire,
  2. indri,
  3. indricothere,
  4. indricotherium,
  5. indris,
  6. indubitably,
  7. induc.,
  8. induce,
  9. induced abortion,
  10. induced drag

Origin of indubitable

From the Latin word indubitābilis, dating back to 1615–25. See in-3, dubitable

Related formsin·du·bi·ta·bil·i·ty, in·du·bi·ta·ble·ness, nounin·du·bi·ta·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for indubitable

indubitable

adjective

incapable of being doubted; unquestionable
Derived Formsindubitability or indubitableness, noun

Word Origin for indubitable

C18: from Latin indubitābilis, from in- 1 + dubitāre to doubt

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Word Origin and History for indubitable

indubitable

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin indubitabilis "that cannot be doubted," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dubitabilis "doubtful," from dubitare "hesitate, doubt" (see doubt).

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