irrefutable

adjective
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

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Other Words from irrefutable

irrefutability \ ˌir-​i-​ˌfyü-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irrefutability (audio) ; i-​ˌre-​fyə-​tə-​ , ˌi(r)-​ \ noun
irrefutably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈfyü-​tə-​blē How to pronounce irrefutably (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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That said, if due process is followed -- and if there is irrefutable proof -- there is room to carry out extraditions for crimes committed after the signing of the accord. Taylor Barnes And Susannah Cullinane, CNN, "Colombia arrests key negotiator in FARC peace deal on drug trafficking charge," 10 Apr. 2018 There is irrefutable data showing that exercise is good for you, regardless of your age, gender, physical abilities or medical conditions. Ranit Mishori, Washington Post, "To push patients to be healthier, some doctors write exercise prescriptions," 10 Mar. 2018 So what is the irrefutable proof of a successful emotional life? Brendan Tapley, Woman's Day, "10 Things Men Wish Women Knew About the Way They Think," 6 Nov. 2018 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. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Iran vs Spain - Recent Form, Team News, Predictions & More," 19 June 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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The first known use of irrefutable was in 1607

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irrefutable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of irrefutable

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

irrefutable

adjective
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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