unassailable

[uhn-uh-sey-luh-buh l]

adjective

not open to attack or assault, as by military force or argument: unassailable fortifications; unassailable logic.
not subject to denial or dispute: Shakespeare's genius gives his works an unassailable position in world literature.

Nearby words

  1. unartistic,
  2. unary,
  3. unary operation,
  4. unashamed,
  5. unasked,
  6. unassisted,
  7. unassuming,
  8. unattached,
  9. unattainable,
  10. unattended

Origin of unassailable

1590–1600; un-1 + assailable

Related formsun·as·sail·a·bil·i·ty, un·as·sail·a·ble·ness, nounun·as·sail·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unassailable

unassailable

adjective

not able to be attacked
undeniable or irrefutable
Derived Formsunassailableness, noununassailably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unassailable

unassailable

adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + assailable (see assail). Related: Unassailably.

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