incontrovertible

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj incontrovertible necessarily or demonstrably true "demonstrable truths"
    • adj incontrovertible impossible to deny or disprove "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence","proof positive","an irrefutable argument"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incontrovertible Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incontrovertible Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute or controversy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Incontrovertible in-kon-tro-vėrt′i-bl too clear to be called in question
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

Usage

In literature:

Both seemed incontrovertible, and yet one must be false.
"That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green
And she insisted upon this forgetfulness as if it were an incontrovertible excuse.
"Luna Benamor" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The evidence being thorough and incontrovertible, Mr. Howard reported accordingly on February 2, 1871.
"A Military Genius" by Sarah Ellen Blackwell
History, unless it is based on facts, incontrovertible facts, is worthless.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
It rests upon incontrovertible proof.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450" by Various
That rough road and the buggy are, of course, an incontrovertible argument, gentlemen.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
The evidence of your guilt is incontrovertible.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
He knew by incontrovertible experiment that he could not do without her at all.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Superficially, Peggy's proposition was incontrovertible.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The facts are incontrovertible.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
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In news:

US officials called it "absolutely incontrovertible" and a "bingo match".
Since the end of the cold war, it is remarkable how quickly the archives of the vanquished have been introduced as incontrovertible evidence that the so-called "revisionist" critics of that conflict had it all wrong.
Much about the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has caused controversy, but one fact does seem incontrovertible: It is Section 4, "Our Covenanted Life Together," that for many is most troublesome.
So there you have it, INCONTROVERTIBLE PROOF that aliens exist and are stealing our chickens or whatever.
The first type of locations are deemed to be haunted because of incontrovertible proof.
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In science:

Regardless of any assumptions on its velocity anisotropy or uncertainties in its spatial distribution, the globular cluster system alone therefore provides incontrovertible evidence, independent of any X-ray data, for the presence of an extended dark-matter halo around M49.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Let us state clearly that we do not have any issue at all with Bell’s proof—we take it as utterly incontrovertible.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
We show here that IceCube can provide incontrovertible evidence of cosmic-ray acceleration in these sources by detecting neutrinos.
Prospects for identifying the sources of the Galactic cosmic rays with IceCube
It is one of the main missions of neutrino telescopes to produce incontrovertible evidence for cosmic-ray production by detecting neutrinos associated with the sources.
Prospects for identifying the sources of the Galactic cosmic rays with IceCube
These arguments are of course far from being incontrovertible proof that such a horizon is necessary or sufficient for Hawking radiation.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
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