One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Clearly established or beyond dispute.
incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, unquestionable, beyond question, indubitable, not in doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, unarguable, inarguable, undebatable, unanswerableView synonyms
- ‘The truths that conceptual analysis arrives at are thus apodictic, rather like the truths of geometry.’
- ‘Both these types of phenomena are apodeictic realities.’
- ‘He sought a new and apodictic foundation of human knowledge based on the liberation of man from the ancient and medieval tradition of the West.’
- ‘It would have a necessary influence, or what philosophers sometimes call apodictic force.’
- ‘Not all of these nine statements are totally independent, and the list makes no claim for apodictic completeness or ultimate correctness.’
Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiknunai ‘show off, demonstrate’.
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