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irrefragable

[ih-ref-ruh-guh-buh l] /ɪˈrɛf rə gə bəl/
adjective
1.
not to be disputed or contested.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin irrefragābilis, equivalent to Latin ir- ir-2 + refragā() to resist, oppose + -bilis -ble
Related forms
irrefragability, irrefragableness, noun
irrefragably, adverb
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  • Having this irrefragable evidence in favor of the wisdom of their course they took courage and went on as they had begun.
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irrefragable

/ɪˈrɛfrəɡəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be denied or refuted; indisputable
Derived Forms
irrefragability, irrefragableness, noun
irrefragably, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin irrefrāgābilis, from Latin ir- + refrāgārī to resist, thwart
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Word Origin and History for irrefragable
adj.

"that cannot be refuted," 1530s, from Late Latin irrefragabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Latin refragari "to oppose, contest," from re- "back" (see re-) + frag-, base of frangere "to break" (see fraction). Related: irrefragably; irrefragability.

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