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Unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated:‘an unassailable lead’
indisputable, undeniable, unquestionable, incontestable, incontrovertible, irrefutable, indubitable, watertight, sound, conclusive, absolute, positive, proven, beyond dispute, beyond question, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, certain, sure, manifest, patent, obviousimpregnable, invulnerable, impenetrable, inviolable, invincible, unconquerable, unattackableView synonyms
- ‘You have stepped on the toes of the Holy People, the unassailable people, the people you can't criticize or God help you!’
- ‘Will we be forced to rely on carefully worded arguments filled with unassailable reasoning?’
- ‘Most laddish rock bands cultivate an unassailable attitude before they've even pressed their first promo.’
- ‘By the second half, the York side dominated possession and extended a lead into an unassailable margin.’
- ‘India has an unassailable position at the head of the world's poverty league.’
- ‘Dyson fired seven birdies for a six-under-par 65 that swept him into what proved an unassailable lead.’
- ‘This year, however, we need to take a fresh look at previously unassailable tactics and tools.’
- ‘This electoral demography provides an unassailable base for a dependency culture that dominates the political process.’
- ‘The game was won in the first half which saw The Island build up what proved to be an unassailable eight points lead.’
- ‘We are in a cheap restaurant in a middle-of-nowhere town in Nevada that just happens to have one, unassailable attraction.’
- ‘His landslide election victories, and his personal popularity in Middle England, made him look unassailable.’
- ‘As regards the ratio of the Shah Bano case, it was indeed unassailable.’
- ‘Critical judgements that look so right, so unassailable today, may well be discarded.’
- ‘Julie Walters is on unassailable form as an irascible retired actress in a bitter-sweet, very British comedy drama.’
- ‘We are on unassailable moral ground when we insist on the Kashmiri right of self-determination.’
- ‘Sim converted his own try, as well as Osborne's second, to secure what proved an unassailable lead for the home side.’
- ‘With a week of this year's Tour remaining, Armstrong is now in pole position and appears unassailable.’
- ‘Racial diversity has been put forward by many liberals and conservatives as an unassailable goal.’
- ‘Perched on a rock precipice, the site is unassailable from three sides, with a vertiginous 1000 feet drop at one end.’
- ‘The house analogy, or some other similar paradigm, is simply unassailable fact in microcosm.’
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