"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults


[ih-ref-yuh-tuh-buh l, ir-i-fyoo-tuh-buh l] /ɪˈrɛf yə tə bəl, ˌɪr ɪˈfyu tə bəl/
that cannot be refuted or disproved:
irrefutable logic.
Origin of irrefutable
1610-20; < Late Latin irrefūtābilis. See ir-2, refutable
Related forms
irrefutability, irrefutableness, noun
irrefutably, adverb
indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for irrefutably
  • irrefutably, the target audience is the wine consumer, not the wine trade.
  • History has demonstrated irrefutably that this was not the case.
  • People make mental adjustments, of course, when presented with irrefutably contradictory information.
  • We have tested this prediction and it has proven irrefutably true.
  • It does so not only to our satisfaction, but irrefutably and concededly.
  • After a half-century, nuclear power has irrefutably proven its inability to compete in the marketplace.
  • What is irrefutably clear is that the cost of inaction is much higher.
British Dictionary definitions for irrefutably


/ɪˈrɛfjʊtəbəl; ˌɪrɪˈfjuːtəbəl/
impossible to deny or disprove; incontrovertible
Derived Forms
irrefutability, irrefutableness, noun
irrefutably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for irrefutably



1610s, from Latin irrefutabilis "irrefutable," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + refutabilis, from refutare (see refute). Related: Irrefutably; irrefutability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for irrefutable

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for irrefutably

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with irrefutably