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irrefutable

[ih-ref-yuh-tuh-buh l, ir-i-fyoo-tuh-buh l] /ɪˈrɛf yə tə bəl, ˌɪr ɪˈfyu tə bəl/
adjective
1.
that cannot be refuted or disproved:
irrefutable logic.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Late Latin irrefūtābilis. See ir-2, refutable
Related forms
irrefutability, irrefutableness, noun
irrefutably, adverb
Synonyms
indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable.
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British Dictionary definitions for irrefutably

irrefutable

/ɪˈrɛfjʊtəbəl; ˌɪrɪˈfjuːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
impossible to deny or disprove; incontrovertible
Derived Forms
irrefutability, irrefutableness, noun
irrefutably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irrefutably

irrefutable

adj.

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

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