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unassailable

[uhn-uh-sey-luh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not open to attack or assault, as by military force or argument: unassailable fortifications; unassailable logic.
  2. not subject to denial or dispute: Shakespeare's genius gives his works an unassailable position in world literature.
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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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Related Words

unassailably, constantly, firmly, fixedly, rigidly

Examples from the Web for unassailably

Historical Examples

  • It was respectable; it was unassailably effective; it was not included in the Commandments.

    The Pastor's Wife

    Elizabeth von Arnim

  • But definite, I think—utterly and unassailably definite—although quite Christian-scientifically foggy in its phrasing.

  • But definite, I think—utterly and unassailably definite—although quite Christian-Scientifically foggy in its phrasing.

    Christian Science

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The girl smiled with pleasure, but Clarke remained so unassailably serious that Serviss was moved to further deeps of audacity.

  • Until faith in these fundamental truths has been unassailably established, no basis for Christianity has been secured.

    Browning and Dogma

    Ethel M. Naish


British Dictionary definitions for unassailably

unassailable

adjective
  1. not able to be attacked
  2. undeniable or irrefutable
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Derived Formsunassailableness, noununassailably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unassailably

unassailable

adj.

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

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