un·​as·​sail·​able | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsā-lə-bəl How to pronounce unassailable (audio) \

Definition of unassailable

: not assailable : not liable to doubt, attack, or question an unassailable argument an unassailable alibi

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Other Words from unassailable

unassailability \ ˌən-​ə-​ˌsā-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unassailable (audio) \ noun
unassailableness \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈsā-​lə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce unassailable (audio) \ noun
unassailably \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈsā-​lə-​blē How to pronounce unassailable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unassailable in a Sentence

one of the unassailable beliefs of that political party
Recent Examples on the Web All because they were held up as unassailable models back in the summer. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Only thing worse than Michigan football's season? Its arrogance," 16 Dec. 2020 Mullen’s logic would have been unassailable with a win Saturday. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "UF coach Dan Mullen states Gators’ CFP semifinal case despite loss to LSU," 13 Dec. 2020 Armenians had dug around Nagorno-Karabakh in a bid to render the enclave unassailable. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "An Assertive Turkey Muscles Into Russia’s Backyard," 11 Dec. 2020 Speech is a neutral principle — universal, fundamental, and unassailable. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Journalists Turn on Free Expression," 7 Dec. 2020 Tanden’s experience in Washington policy-making is unassailable, with stints at the Department of Health and Human Services and as an advisor to the Clinton and Obama administrations and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Is Joe Biden secretly planning to cut your Social Security?," 3 Dec. 2020 But Kareem as the No. 1 overall pick is unassailable. Marc Stein, New York Times, "The Houston Rockets Have to Keep James Harden Happy. But How?," 4 Nov. 2020 Twelve years ago, when Biden took office as vice-president, the power of corporations like Exxon and Chevron was still almost unassailable. Bill Mckibben, The New York Review of Books, "Biden’s Most Daunting Adversary," 31 Oct. 2020 And the state party is simultaneously investing several million for ads aimed at Black and Latino voters — a coordinated assault on a state that Republicans long counted on as unassailable. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Biden makes $6M bet on Texas, ending drought for Democrats who’ve written off state for decadesThis article has comments enabled.," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unassailable

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Unassailable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unassailable. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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formal : not able to be doubted, attacked, or questioned

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