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incontestable

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Pronunciation: /ɪnkənˈtɛstəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of incontestable in English:

adjective

Not able to be disputed.
Example sentences
  • Does that not amount to the Minister making a conclusive and incontestable decision about a matter of law?
  • It is unequivocal and incontestable, and what has happened?
  • If argument did not deliver incontestable conclusions, where was one to go?
Synonyms
compelling, convincing, clinching, airtight, watertight, unarguable, undebatable, unanswerable, emphatic, categorical;
unequivocal, unambiguous, unmistakable, clear, clear-cut, certain, sure, definite, definitive, proven, demonstrable, self-evident, positive, decisive, conclusive, final, ultimate
rare inarguable, irrefragable, apodictic

Origin

late 17th century: from French, or from medieval Latin incontestabilis, from in- 'not' + contestabilis 'able to be called upon in witness', from the verb contestari (see contest).

Derivatives

incontestability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • The second concerned the incontestability of such law.
  • In a sense, the evidence provided the bricks and mortar of the case; Huntley had threaded his thin and frantic line of defence around their incontestability.
  • Another common caveat to incontestability clauses limits the period of disability.

incontestably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Dr Johnson is endlessly quoted here, because he is so incontestably right.
  • The 31-year-old is incontestably the dazzling jewel in the crown of an otherwise less than ornate side.
  • Never can I recall my sense of that ancient democratic truth being so emphatically, incontestably made flesh.

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