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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web There are no incontestable arguments or fail-proof strategies that will always convert a conspiracy theorist to skepticism. Jovan Byford, CNN, "Covid-19 conspiracy theories: 6 tips on how to engage anti-vaxxers," 4 Aug. 2020 Yet the facts were incontestable, the verdict and sentence assured: guilty, and life imprisonment, the death penalty being a thing of the past in France. Robert Gottlieb, New York Times, "Emmanuel Carrère’s Disconcertingly Personal and Utterly Gripping Prose," 12 Dec. 2019 The moralized vague, the unspecific, has the advantage of being incontestable. Michael Upchurch,, "Edmund White: Alive, kicking and still as engaging as ever," 26 June 2018 But where Edgerton’s rigid rules form an incontestable hierarchy that ultimately undermines his entire family, Krasinski’s character clearly shares equally with his wife the burden of protecting and providing for his family. Aja Romano, Vox, "Why A Quiet Place is the apocalyptic movie America needed," 27 Apr. 2018 Pound’s visionary role in leading poetry in English into the modern, after the etiolations of the late 19th century, seems incontestable. Karl Kirchwey, New York Times, "What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work," 9 Jan. 2018 And across red-carpet reporting, a tone of reluctance reigned even as black dress after black dress made an incontestable statement. Daniel D'addario, Time, "The Golden Globes Finally Had a Point. It Made for a Better Show," 9 Jan. 2018 Its readership is vast, its satisfactions apparently limitless, its profitability incontestable. Robert Gottlieb, New York Times, "A Roundup of the Season’s Romance Novels," 26 Sep. 2017 True believers would argue that yes, maybe these UFO reports aren’t especially reliable, but there really is incontestable proof of galactic visitors. NBC News, "Space Entrepreneur Thinks Aliens Are Here. Is He Right?," 5 June 2017

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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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“Incontestable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of incontestable

formal : not able to be doubted or questioned

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