from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to dispute or disprove; undeniable: unassailable truths.
- adj. Not subject to attack or seizure; impregnable: an unassailable fortress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. secure against attack; impregnable
- adj. undeniable, incontestable or incontrovertible
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not assailable; incapable of being assailed; incontestable; hence, not to be moved or shaken from a purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to assail
- adj. without flaws or loopholes
- adj. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
Her use of the expression unassailable patriarchy arguably may not include all male Catholics.
Here, in unassailable privacy, they do their tricks for one another, then bask in their own applause.
To be "unassailable" -- to exchange the soul of a Viking for that of a New Yorker, that of the quick pike for that of the lazy carp whose fat back grows moss covered in a dangerless pond -- that must never become the wish of a German.
Lord Justice Maurice Kay and Mr Justice Simon, sitting at the High Court in London, said it might be that Ms Smith's decision was "unassailable" - but ruled that Mr McKinnon had an arguable case that should be tested in court.
When Bernard Madoff made off with $50 billion from elite investors, it caused a virtual tectonic shift in the idea of unassailable integrity among the Wall Street chieftains.
Worst of these in my view is the BBC, which has taken up position in what someone once called the unassailable bastion of biased ignorance.
After all, not only do we think what the teacher did was deplorable, but it also violated the letter of the law by declaring certain political views unassailable, which is untrue (no matter how PC those opinions are).
Leighton called "unassailable" the government's argument that Witt's reinstatement would result in an inconsistent policy in enforcing "don't ask, don't tell."
The "unassailable" McCain POW-hero narrative has now been assailed.
Perhaps if every writer of my experience who exhibited the kind of unassailable self-confidence I've been talking about was as good as they think they are, I'd be more inclined to follow their example and go balls-to-the-wall for something I've written when my gut tells me I should.
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