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Examples of incontrovertible in a sentence
incontrovertible facts that left the jury with no choice but to convict
Did You Know?
If something is indisputable, it's incontrovertible. But if it is open to question, is it controvertible? It sure is. The antonyms controvertible and incontrovertible are both derivatives of the verb controvert (meaning "to dispute or oppose by reasoning"), which is itself a spin-off of controversy. And what is the source of all of these controversial terms? The Latin adjective controversus, which literally means "turned against."
First Known Use of incontrovertible
INCONTROVERTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incontrovertible for English Language Learners
: not able to be doubted or questioned
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