un·​chal·​lenge·​able | \ ˌən-ˈcha-lən-jə-bəl How to pronounce unchallengeable (audio) \

Definition of unchallengeable

: not able to be disputed, questioned, or challenged : not challengeable an unchallengeable position of power an unchallengeable right

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unchallengeably \ ˌən-​ˈcha-​lən-​jə-​blē How to pronounce unchallengeably (audio) \ adverb
an unchallengeably dominant position

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A Golden Age for Right-Wing Content on Streaming Services," 29 Apr. 2020 The people also have their precise place in that perfect, unchallengeable hierarchy that is Versailles. Jessica Gross, Longreads, "Mathematics as a Cultural Force," 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, "Mathematics as a Cultural Force," 27 Sep. 2019 There is no question that American military power remains, for the moment, unchallengeable. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Iran Dilemma, the Saudi Dilemma, and the Iran–Saudi Dilemma," 20 Sep. 2019 And yet, by focusing so much of The Testaments on Aunt Lydia, Atwood also appears to be staking her own, unchallengeable claim to the character. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Challenge of Margaret Atwood," 5 Sep. 2019 Yet the Koch machine bought its way into Congress and turned climate-change denial into an unchallengeable Republican talking point. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "“Kochland” Examines How the Koch Brothers Made Their Fortune—and the Influence It Bought," 13 Aug. 2019 His moral compass never broke and his staunch example of honor was unchallengeable. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "He built a big airport terminal in the middle of 9/11. ‘Gentleman’ architect dies at 77," 6 June 2017 The importance of calories—if energy gained exceeds output, the excess becomes fat—remains one of the few unchallengeable facts in the field of dietary science. Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, "Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?," 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unchallengeable

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unchallengeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchallengeable. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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