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[in-kon-truh-vur-tuh-buh l, in-kon-] /ˌɪn kɒn trəˈvɜr tə bəl, ɪnˌkɒn-/
not controvertible; not open to question or dispute; indisputable:
absolute and incontrovertible truth.
1640-50; in-3 + controvertible
Related forms
incontrovertibility, incontrovertibleness, noun
incontrovertibly, adverb
incontestable, undeniable, unquestionable. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for incontrovertible


/ˌɪnkɒntrəˈvɜːtəbəl; ɪnˌkɒn-/
incapable of being contradicted or disputed; undeniable
Derived Forms
incontrovertibility, incontrovertibleness, noun
incontrovertibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incontrovertible

1640s, from in- (1) "not" + controvertible (see controvert). Related: Incontrovertibly.

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