in·​con·​test·​able | \ ˌin-kən-ˈte-stə-bəl How to pronounce incontestable (audio) \

Definition of incontestable

: not contestable : indisputable an incontestable fact incontestable talent

Other Words from incontestable

incontestability \ ˌin-​kən-​ˌte-​stə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce incontestable (audio) \ noun
incontestably \ ˌin-​kən-​ˈte-​stə-​blē How to pronounce incontestable (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of incontestable

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incontestable

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

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18 May 2022

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“Incontestable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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