Definition of incontrovertible in English:



  • Not able to be denied or disputed.

    ‘incontrovertible proof’
    • ‘The defense hoped to find incontrovertible evidence clearing Davis of her daughter's murder.’
    • ‘Although people may interpret such a document differently, they agree that it is an invariant object, and may accept it as incontrovertible evidence in a court of law.’
    • ‘She is saying that the fact that the musicians did not appear on the terrorist watch list is incontrovertible proof that they are terrorists.’
    • ‘Preachers are allowed to rubbish incontrovertible evidence.’
    • ‘This would be mere speculation on their part, however, in view of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary.’
    • ‘But one remark in this festival stood out - clear and incontrovertible.’
    • ‘That incontrovertible body of evidence should prove conclusively that I have nothing at all to say and, as such, am the most boring writer in Australia.’
    • ‘But his non-selection as a potential MSP was incontrovertible proof that he did not figure in the team's plans for the future.’
    • ‘These cases of radiation sickness may, unfortunately, be irreversible and incontrovertible evidence of that.’
    • ‘If you're unlucky, remember the golden rule: in the face of incontrovertible evidence, deny everything.’
    • ‘Until there is incontrovertible proof that one choice is superior to the other, there is no clear right or wrong.’
    • ‘This must be established by incontrovertible evidence like his sire's birth certificate or baptismal records.’
    • ‘In this regard, the evidence of objects is incontrovertible and often fundamentally subversive.’
    • ‘Here was hard, incontrovertible evidence of a ‘new and more formidable threat’.’
    • ‘One of my commenters below has sent this picture, incontrovertible evidence that it wasn't a goal, after all.’
    • ‘Be relentless, as the evidence is objective and incontrovertible.’
    • ‘But the evidence for cannibalism seems incontrovertible.’
    • ‘And even a cursory knowledge of American history provides incontrovertible evidence of its falsehood.’
    • ‘The evidence becomes incontrovertible, leading the story to its logical denouement.’
    • ‘I thought I was in a position to provide incontrovertible evidence of whatever transpired.’
    indisputable, incontestable, undeniable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, unquestionable, beyond question, indubitable, not in doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, unarguable, inarguable, undebatable, unanswerable
    unequivocal, unambiguous, unmistakable, certain, sure, definite, definitive, proven, positive, decisive, conclusive, final, ultimate
    clear, clear-cut, straightforward, plain, as plain as a pikestaff, transparent, obvious, manifest, evident, self-evident, staring one in the face, patent, demonstrative, demonstrable, observable, palpable
    uncontroversial, accepted, acknowledged
    marked, pronounced, express, emphatic, categorical, compelling, convincing, clinching, airtight, watertight
    irrefragable, apodictic
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