ir·​re·​fut·​able ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) i-ˈre-fyə-tə- How to pronounce irrefutable (audio)
: impossible to refute : incontrovertible
irrefutable proof
ˌir-i-ˌfyü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce irrefutable (audio)
ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-blē How to pronounce irrefutable (audio)

Examples of irrefutable in a Sentence

There is irrefutable evidence that he committed these crimes. the irrefutable reply of “Because I like it!”
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Word History


Late Latin irrefutabilis, from Latin in- + refutare to refute

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irrefutable was in 1607

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“Irrefutable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: not capable of being proved wrong : indisputable
irrefutable proof
irrefutably adverb

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