irrefutable

[ ih-ref-yuh-tuh-buhl, ir-i-fyoo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ɪˈrɛf yə tə bəl, ˌɪr ɪˈfyu tə bəl /

adjective

not capable of being refuted or disproved: irrefutable logic.

Nearby words

  1. irreducible hernia,
  2. irreflexive,
  3. irreformable,
  4. irrefragable,
  5. irrefrangible,
  6. irreg.,
  7. irregardless,
  8. irregular,
  9. irregular astigmatism,
  10. irregular bone

Origin of irrefutable

1610–20; < Late Latin irrefūtābilis. See ir-2, refutable

Related formsir·ref·u·ta·bil·i·ty, ir·ref·u·ta·ble·ness, nounir·ref·u·ta·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for irrefutable

irrefutable

/ (ɪˈrɛfjʊtəbəl, ˌɪrɪˈfjuːtəbəl) /

adjective

impossible to deny or disprove; incontrovertible
Derived Formsirrefutability or irrefutableness, nounirrefutably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for irrefutable

irrefutable

adj.

1610s, from Latin irrefutabilis "irrefutable," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + refutabilis, from refutare (see refute). Related: Irrefutably; irrefutability.

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