un·as·sail·able | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsā-lə-bəl \

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 \ noun
unassailableness \ˌən-ə-ˈsā-lə-bəl-nəs \ noun
unassailably \ˌən-ə-ˈsā-lə-blē \ adverb

Examples of unassailable in a Sentence

one of the unassailable beliefs of that political party

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The likes of Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Apple have come to be viewed as having nearly unassailable revenue streams that could deliver growth in most economic conditions. Stephen Grocer, New York Times, "Tech Stocks Are Hitting Highs as Economic Uncertainty Rises," 5 June 2018 Palmer collapsed in spectacular fashion at the US Open in 1966, surrendering a seemingly unassailable advantage before losing a playoff to eventual champion Billy Casper. Henry Young, CNN, "Ariya Jatanugarn wins US Women's Open despite seven-shot collapse," 4 June 2018 Thinking back that many years is an instructive exercise in how quickly seemingly unassailable franchises can stumble while upstarts ascend. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Winning the Fox Bidding War Is Just the Beginning," 10 July 2018 Yet Hoyt says there have been plenty of ideas that were once accepted as unassailable that have now been discarded. John Blake, CNN, "The blurring of racial lines won't save America. Why 'racial fluidity' is a con," 11 June 2018 From its opening track, the album presents love as an unassailable pursuit, a salve for any transgression imaginable. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Do Beyoncé Fans Have to Forgive Jay-Z?," 18 June 2018 By playing for the two biggest clubs on the planet, Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively, their positions at the top of the game became unassailable. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: Still Soccer’s Supreme Leaders," 12 June 2018 His penalty kick leveled things up before his unassailable pace (and Oscar Boniek Garcia's hustle to set him up) did the rest on the winning counterattack, vaulting Houston into the playoff places in the process. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "The MLS XI, Week 12: Portland Picks up the Pace; Wins but Worry in New York," 21 May 2018 Perhaps, in other words, discrediting seduction should be counted among the many unassailable gains of the #MeToo movement. Laura Kipnis, The Cut, "Should There Be a Future for Seduction?," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of unassailable

1596, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unassailable

: not able to be doubted, attacked, or questioned

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