from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to dispute; unquestionable: incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not capable of being denied, challenged, or disputed; closed to questioning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute or controversy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. necessarily or demonstrably true
- adj. impossible to deny or disprove
Why is there so much passion about global warming, and why has the issue become so vexing that the American Physical Society, from which Dr. Giaever resigned a few months ago, refused the seemingly reasonable request by many of its members to remove the word "incontrovertible" from its description of a scientific issue?
On the plus side, Mr. Bloomberg said he is most proud of what he called the "incontrovertible evidence" that public schools improved during his tenure.
If theres ever been a time to use the word incontrovertible, its when were talking about evolution.
Brian has various pieces of evidence for this, but the most incontrovertible is that the review says at one point Clegg offers tips on how to prepare a worm sandwich.
Recognizing this responsibility, and assuming that at these periodical gatherings you have no time to bother with theories and abstractions, I intend to confine myself to facts-plain incontrovertible facts-or to statements based on actual experiences.
OBAMA: I made a very narrow statement that I think is incontrovertible, which is if we've got a actionable intelligence then uh .... that there are high value Al Qaeda targets, that we should take them out.
In the second paragraph, the first sentence states that the fact of climate warming is incontrovertible, which is true.
One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one.
(They did admit that the tone was a bit strong, but amazingly kept the poison word incontrovertible to describe the evidence, a position supported by no one.)...
Analysis of the lung tissue found what investigators described as incontrovertible evidence that the women had drowned, and because there were no signs of a struggle, the investigators concluded that they had almost certainly died accidentally.