unchallengeable

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The people also have their precise place in that perfect, unchallengeable hierarchy that is Versailles. Jessica Gross, Longreads, 27 Sep. 2019 The king is in his place not because of some whim, but because of a deep, unchallengeable, irresistible geometrical order. Jessica Gross, Longreads, 27 Sep. 2019 There is no question that American military power remains, for the moment, unchallengeable. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 20 Sep. 2019 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Unchallengeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchallengeable. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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