un·​chal·​lenge·​able ˌən-ˈcha-lən-jə-bəl How to pronounce unchallengeable (audio)
: not able to be disputed, questioned, or challenged : not challengeable
an unchallengeable position of power
an unchallengeable right
unchallengeably adverb
an unchallengeably dominant position

Examples of unchallengeable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No longer having to play cosmetic chemist is an unchallengeable win. Essence, 23 Oct. 2023 Alternatively, maybe journalists and, later, historians, felt that to focus on the unsolved mystery of the break-in would somehow diminish the unchallengeable fact of Nixon’s guilt in the cover-up and various other scandals unearthed in the Watergate investigations and after. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 17 June 2022 This was rooted in a calculation that America’s greatest source of strength was global perceptions of the country as unchallengeable. Max Fisher, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2023 However, authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman are both extremely personally wealthy in ways that are harder to calculate and also have unchallengeable access to the vast wealth of their nations. Sean O'Kane, The Verge, 7 Jan. 2021 Smith was daily saving the honor of the unchallengeable ruler: Big Brother. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 2 June 2021 Pence’s threat to sideline the rocket was intended as a warning to Boeing that its hold on the program was not unchallengeable. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2021 But even cleverer was the presentation of assumptions and unanswered questions as unchallengeable statements of fact. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 29 Oct. 2020 If anything, this little burble of content suggests that no political faction’s stranglehold on storytelling is absolute or unchallengeable. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 29 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unchallengeable was in 1611

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“Unchallengeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchallengeable. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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