[ ih-ref-ruh-guh-buhl ]
/ ɪˈrɛf rə gə bəl /
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not to be disputed or contested.



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Origin of irrefragable

1525–35; <Late Latin irrefragābilis, equivalent to Latin ir-ir-2 + refragā() to resist, oppose + -bilis-ble

OTHER WORDS FROM irrefragable

ir·ref·ra·ga·bil·i·ty, ir·ref·ra·ga·ble·ness, nounir·ref·ra·ga·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irrefragable

/ (ɪˈrɛfrəɡəbəl) /


not able to be denied or refuted; indisputable

Derived forms of irrefragable

irrefragability or irrefragableness, nounirrefragably, adverb

Word Origin for irrefragable

C16: from Late Latin irrefrāgābilis, from Latin ir- + refrāgārī to resist, thwart
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