[ ih-ref-ruh-guh-buh l ]
/ ɪˈrɛf rə gə bəl /


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(rī) 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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