irrefutable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj irrefutable 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 Irrefutable Incapable of being refuted or disproved; indisputable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • irrefutable Not refutable; incapable of being refuted or disproved.
    • irrefutable Synonyms See list under irrefragable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Irrefutable ir-re-fūt′a-bl or ir-ref′ū-ta-bl that cannot be refuted
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. irrefutabilis,: cf. F. irréfutable,. See Refute

Usage

In literature:

It needed but a movement and, then and there, the irrefutable proof would stand forth before him.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Burke and Webster endeavor to establish their respective positions by irrefutable arguments.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
This, in substance, was the reply of the Government to its accusers at home, and it is irrefutable.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
In the presence of such irrefutable testimony, who shall deny the persistence and the reality of love?
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
The jury thought the argument a marvel of shrewdness and quite irrefutable.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
Normally of good hearing he failed to detect what to Private Brass Pot was an accepted and irrefutable fact.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
The scientific mind must have proof, undeniable, irrefutable proof.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Swiftly he sought her glance; her eyes gave irrefutable answer.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Certainly irrefutable evidence, this quintessential "spirit".
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
One thing, however, has resulted from this investigation with irrefutable certainty.
"The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens" by Georg Jellinek
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In news:

Defiantly wear those flip-flops all you want, but here is some irrefutable proof that fall has its slippery claws deep in our pre-winter fat: these troublesome new talk shows ( ¡Tony Danza, no mas.
If there's one thing for which Steve Gonsalves has irrefutable proof, it's that people want to believe.
The irrefutable laws of NFL betting: Perkins.
Baffert May Add Irrefutable to BC Brigade.
Irrefutable in the Ancient Title Stakes.
Irrefutable , who closed well at 6-1 to finish second behind victorious.
40 Irrefutable Signs of the Last Generation.
I have a friend who can look her husband straight in the eyes, even when confronted with irrefutable evidence, and convincingly swear that her 'this season' Louboutins was purchased for an obscene discount from a hawker in Canal Street.
Recent results of research by Dr Roy K Dokka and Mr Kurt Shinkle of Louisiana State University have demonstrated irrefutable proof of subsidence rates in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
If we don't get irrefutable evidence of Bigfoot by the end of next year we're probably never going to get that proof.
If a team comes up with irrefutable evidence, they get $10 million.
The first irrefutable sign was having to figure out Medicare supplemental insurance.
In doing so, the group ended up giving the company irrefutable proof that yes, their clientele cares about consent when in comes to sex.
The topic of calorie limits can be an ongoing debate, however what is irrefutable is the importance of adequate nutrition in school lunches.
Sadly for America, as of last Friday it has now been irrefutably established that, barring a government shutdown, the ravages of Congressional spending will never be brought into line.
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In science:

Hence, using percolation based techniques, genuine irrefutable statements can be made concerning the presence of phase transitions at points of self–duality.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
Although there is no irrefutable way of numerically distinguishing between the above scenarios, our fitting attempts indicated that the double-logarithmic scenario applies better to our data.
Strong Violation of Critical Phenomena Universality: Wang-Landau Study of the 2d Blume-Capel Model under Bond Randomness
In the face of such irrefutable experimental evidence, the wave theory became the dominant and accepted theory of the nature of light in the 19th century.
Quantum interference of molecules -- probing the wave nature of matter
In this sense the conclusions drawn from them are robust and irrefutable.
An Investigation into the Geometry of Seyfert Galaxies
While in the case of radio-loud quasars and radio galaxies radio images at arcsecond and milliarcsecond resolution irrefutably demonstrate that the activity originates in a subparsec sized volume, such is not readily apparent in radio-quiet ob jects.
Star-Forming AGN Host Galaxies
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