irrefutable

adjective
ir·re·fut·able | \ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl; i-ˈre-fyə-tə-, ˌi(r)- \

Definition of irrefutable 

: impossible to refute : incontrovertible irrefutable proof

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Other Words from irrefutable

irrefutability \ˌir-i-ˌfyü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē; i-ˌre-fyə-tə-, ˌi(r)- \ noun
irrefutably \ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-blē; i-ˈre-fyə-tə-, ˌi(r)- \ adverb

Examples of irrefutable in a Sentence

There is irrefutable evidence that he committed these crimes. the irrefutable reply of “Because I like it!”

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His long record of progressive accomplishment is irrefutable. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "Cynthia Nixon’s Campaign Against White Privilege," 28 June 2018 This week is a world building moment for reconnecting to your irrefutable majesty, shoring up eroded boundaries, and creating a safe and steady container for your wildest impulses. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes June 25-July 1," 23 June 2018 World Cup Highlights For Spain, this one is irrefutable. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Iran vs Spain - Recent Form, Team News, Predictions & More," 19 June 2018 Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls had their own irrefutable place in the league’s lore, with three-peats from 1991-93 and 1996-98. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "It's a dynasty: Warriors remain kings of NBA after sweep of Cavaliers," 8 June 2018 However, none of this alters one irrefutable fact - both the margin and the manner of Germany's victory over Brazil in 2014 were among the biggest shocks in World Cup history. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 1 Day to Go - Hosts Brazil Suffer Record Humiliation Against Phenomenal Germans," 13 June 2018 If still caught with irrefutable facts closing in, assert that all facts are relative anyway. NBC News, "Meet the Press - May 27, 2018," 27 May 2018 Unbridled lust can never lead to anything positive, and that’s an irrefutable fact. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Judgement and Epiphany on Pittsburgh’s Number 79 Bus," 11 May 2018 The governor’s long record of progressive accomplishment is irrefutable. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon Says She's a 'Candidate of This Time.' How the Actor Is Carving Her Role in Politics," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of irrefutable

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irrefutable

Late Latin irrefutabilis, from Latin in- + refutare to refute

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irrefutable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of irrefutable

: not able to be proved wrong : not capable of being refuted

irrefutable

adjective
ir·re·fut·able | \ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl, i-ˈre-fyə-\

Kids Definition of irrefutable

: impossible to prove wrong : indisputable irrefutable proof

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