Definitions

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  • adj. That cannot be gainsaid; irrefutable.

Etymologies

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un- +β€Ž gainsayable

Examples

  • As Thomas Mallon wrote in a 2006 story in The New Yorker, the book acts as β€œan ungainsayable endorser of the obvious.”

    Killing the Mockingbird

  • As Thomas Mallon wrote in a 2006 story in The New Yorker, the book acts as "an ungainsayable endorser of the obvious."

    What 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Isn't

  • But men _could_ not and _ought_ not to believe such an assertion unless the claim were supported by ungainsayable evidence.

    When the Holy Ghost is Come

  • Then did I say a few things to all and sundry -- stinging, biting things, ungainsayable and forcible things -- and took possession of all the fish that were left, so the Indians slunk off in sullen silence.

    The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake

  • During the immolation of Dunster the Rev.Mr. Mitchell had made up his mind that he "would have an argument able to remove a mountain" before he would swerve from his orthodoxy; he had since confirmed his faith by preaching "more than half a score ungainsayable sermons" "in defence of this comfortable truth," and he was now prepared to maintain it against all comers.

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • But, if you think that, in these matters, you have done your duty, and taught the people theirs; and that the doctrines cited from the above mentioned book [_Baxter's_] are ungainsayable; I shall conclude in almost his words.

    Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather A Reply

  • Larkin used once in a letter to his mother - over books and music, and those moments of ungainsayable and perhaps unsayable emotion he risks more and more frequently in his later poems, after the self-deflating asperities of the earlier work that made his name.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • And Mr. Mather dispersed Mr. Baxter's book in New England, with the character of it, as a book that was ungainsayable. "

    Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather A Reply

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