unanswerable

[ uhn-an-ser-uh-buh l, -ahn- ]
/ ʌnˈæn sər ə bəl, -ˈɑn- /

adjective

not capable of being answered; not having a known or discoverable answer: an unanswerable question.
not open to dispute or rebuttal; irrefutable; conclusive: an unanswerable proof.

Nearby words

  1. unaneled,
  2. unanimity,
  3. unanimous,
  4. unanimously,
  5. unannounced,
  6. unanswered,
  7. unanticipated,
  8. unapologetic,
  9. unappealable,
  10. unappealing

Origin of unanswerable

First recorded in 1605–15; un-1 + answerable

Related formsun·an·swer·a·ble·ness, nounun·an·swer·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unanswerable

unanswerable

/ (ʌnˈɑːnsərəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being refuted
(of a question) not admitting of any answer
Derived Formsunanswerableness, noununanswerably, adverb

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