in·​con·​test·​able ˌin-kən-ˈte-stə-bəl How to pronounce incontestable (audio)
: not contestable : indisputable
an incontestable fact
incontestable talent
incontestability noun
incontestably adverb

Examples of incontestable in a Sentence

The evidence against him is incontestable. the incontestable statement that every contest has a winner and a loser
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Word History


French, from in- + contestable, from contester to contest

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incontestable was in 1673

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“Incontestable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


in·​con·​test·​able ˌin-kən-ˈtes-tə-bəl How to pronounce incontestable (audio)
: not open to doubt : unquestionable
an incontestable fact
incontestably adverb

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