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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As a straight financial proposition, this is irrefutable. Vince Beiser, WSJ, "The Battle for Our Beaches," 19 July 2018 The show has a lot of fun with its protagonist’s weaknesses and, at first, Cumberbatch exercises his fussy Sherlock sensibilities to excellent effect, playing Patrick’s quirks as simultaneously irrefutable and ridiculous. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Shines as Drug-Addled Aristocrat Patrick Melrose," 9 May 2018 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., "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., "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of irrefutable

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


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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