ir·​re·​fut·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) ; i-ˈre-fyə-tə-, ˌi(r)- How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) \

Definition of irrefutable

: impossible to refute : incontrovertible irrefutable proof

Other Words from irrefutable

irrefutability \ ˌir-​i-​ˌfyü-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) ; i-​ˌre-​fyə-​tə-​ , ˌi(r)-​ \ noun
irrefutably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈfyü-​tə-​blē How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) ; i-​ˈre-​fyə-​tə-​ , ˌi(r)-​ \ adverb

Examples of irrefutable in a Sentence

There is irrefutable evidence that he committed these crimes. the irrefutable reply of “Because I like it!”
Recent Examples on the Web Science is never perfect and the recommendations for managing Covid-19 have been based not on irrefutable scientific evidence but interpretation of messy data. WSJ, 5 Jan. 2022 Because cases like these rarely have irrefutable physical evidence, much of the burden would likely have fallen on Ms. Commisso’s testimony. New York Times, 4 Jan. 2022 The irrefutable measure of all-is-not-well is inflation - the cheapening of a country's currency. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 The image is an irrefutable element of those historic successes. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 The justice system may be prejudiced against women, but in this case, there is irrefutable evidence which condemns Prasad to death by hanging. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 11 Oct. 2021 The tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence is Robert Pershing Wadlow, according to Guinness. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 23 Aug. 2021 A year passed before my parents were ready to meet the irrefutable evidence of my queerness. Aubrey Calaway, Chron, 28 Sep. 2021 Once that is stipulated, their case for nuclear power is overwhelming and irrefutable. Robert Zubrin, National Review, 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of irrefutable

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irrefutable

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

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“Irrefutable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of irrefutable

: not able to be proved wrong : not capable of being refuted


ir·​re·​fut·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈfyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce irrefutable (audio) , i-ˈre-fyə- \

Kids Definition of irrefutable

: impossible to prove wrong : indisputable irrefutable proof

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