ir·​re·​fut·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) ; i-ˈre-fyə-tə-, ˌi(r)- How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) \

Definition of irrefutable

: impossible to refute : incontrovertible irrefutable proof

Other Words from irrefutable

irrefutability \ ˌir-​i-​ˌfyü-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) ; i-​ˌre-​fyə-​tə-​ , ˌi(r)-​ \ noun
irrefutably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈfyü-​tə-​blē How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) ; 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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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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ir·​re·​fut·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) , i-ˈre-fyə- \

Kids Definition of irrefutable

: impossible to prove wrong : indisputable irrefutable proof

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