Definition of irrefutable in US English:



  • Impossible to deny or disprove.

    ‘irrefutable evidence’
    • ‘Secondly, what it says to me is that there is an irrefutable link.’
    • ‘Our claims are based on irrefutable fact following extensive research and statements from council's own documents.’
    • ‘We had told Mr Blunkett's officials about our irrefutable documentary evidence before he wrote his article.’
    • ‘There appears to be clear cause and effect evidence, but no irrefutable proof.’
    • ‘So from these two verses it is plain and irrefutable, that Jesus has revealed the true nature concerning God to his twelve disciples.’
    • ‘He came to the irrefutable conclusion that he was never going to make much money in the tea room business working for other people.’
    • ‘And all of them are forced to realize that the past, for better or worse, is an irrefutable part of who they are now.’
    • ‘This view had since congealed into an irrefutable mythology.’
    • ‘The logs provide an irrefutable record of which departments and users are consuming the most Internet bandwidth.’
    • ‘The logic of his case is impeccable and irrefutable.’
    • ‘The good fortune continued this weekend with confirmation of a now irrefutable positive polling pattern.’
    • ‘They provided facts that were checked out and irrefutable.’
    • ‘Here was irrefutable proof of his resilient genius.’
    • ‘For millennia, the logic of settlement was irrefutable: once a territory was full of your people, it was yours.’
    • ‘It is impossible to believe, and yet the evidence is irrefutable.’
    • ‘So is there any hope of finding honest, irrefutable research?’
    • ‘The critics will point to this as irrefutable proof of their argument that vouchers undermine the public school system.’
    • ‘No matter how wistfully we may long for the fountain of youth, the fact is that Laws of Thermodynamics are irrefutable.’
    • ‘His only irrefutable position is to reduce his physical object claim to an announcement concerning his own sensations.’
    • ‘The economic arguments suggesting that current prices are unsustainable seem almost irrefutable.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the potential of the helicopter was clear and irrefutable.’
    indisputable, undeniable, unquestionable, incontrovertible, incontestable, unassailable, impregnable, beyond question, indubitable, beyond doubt, beyond dispute
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Early 17th century: from late Latin irrefutabilis, from in- ‘not’ + refutabilis (from refutare ‘repel, rebut’).