unfalsifiable

adjective

un·​fal·​si·​fi·​able ˌən-ˌfȯl-sə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unfalsifiable (audio)
: not capable of being proved false
unfalsifiable hypotheses

Examples of unfalsifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By offering all-encompassing, unfalsifiable explanations for major events and dividing the world neatly into friends and enemies, conspiracies allowed gun sellers to avoid grappling with the converging crises of 2020 as members of a small-d democratic public. Jack McCordick, The New Republic, 13 June 2023 Allen’s success will not only give scouts and coaches further leeway to indulge their arm fetish, but the many negatives on his college scouting report will create an unfalsifiable argument in favor of every prospect who throws crisp 40-yard spirals to receivers 30 yards away. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2021 An unfalsifiable theory is just not science. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 15 Mar. 2015 In my view, this kind of post-hoc explanation for negative findings is unfalsifiable and not very helpful. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2015 Bearing similar importance is the seamless access and security that comes from having a single, unfalsifiable profile that can represent an individual across any centralized or decentralized service. Sandy Carter, Fortune, 10 Oct. 2022 The problem with this entire discussion—including the experts’ breezy dismissals—is that the presence or absence of sentience is by definition unprovable, unfalsifiable, unknowable. Rob Toews, Forbes, 24 July 2022 Aside from some stablecoins, cryptocurrencies are backed by no tangible assets, so even outlandish predictions of their value are unfalsifiable. Greg Ip, WSJ, 18 May 2022 At some point, that becomes an unfalsifiable hypothetical. Dan McLaughlin, National Review, 21 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfalsifiable was circa 1934

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“Unfalsifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfalsifiable. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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