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unassailable

[uhn-uh-sey-luh-buh l] /ˌʌn əˈseɪ lə bəl/
adjective
1.
not open to attack or assault, as by military force or argument:
unassailable fortifications; unassailable logic.
2.
not subject to denial or dispute:
Shakespeare's genius gives his works an unassailable position in world literature.
Origin of unassailable
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-1 + assailable
Related forms
unassailability, unassailableness, noun
unassailably, adverb
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  • The girl smiled with pleasure, but Clarke remained so unassailably serious that Serviss was moved to further deeps of audacity.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • But definite, I think—utterly and unassailably definite—although quite Christian-scientifically foggy in its phrasing.

  • It was respectable; it was unassailably effective; it was not included in the Commandments.

    The Pastor's Wife Elizabeth von Arnim
  • But definite, I think—utterly and unassailably definite—although quite Christian-Scientifically foggy in its phrasing.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Until faith in these fundamental truths has been unassailably established, no basis for Christianity has been secured.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
British Dictionary definitions for unassailably

unassailable

/ˌʌnəˈseɪləbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be attacked
2.
undeniable or irrefutable
Derived Forms
unassailableness, noun
unassailably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unassailably

unassailable

adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + assailable (see assail). Related: Unassailably.

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