Irrefragable

Irrefragable

iˈrefrəɡəb(ə)l

Adjective

  • Not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable.

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Example Sentences

“I tried to prove my brother wrong, but on this point, he seemed to be irrefragable.”

“It was an irrefragable truth that Wren was the most capable manager the restaurant had ever employed.”

“Franklin had an irrefragable talent for writing that they bolstered through poetry open mic nights and writing workshops.”

Word Origin

Latin, mid-16th century

Why this word?

When engaging in a debate, come bolstered with an irrefragable argument. This adjective comes from the Latin “irrefragabilis,” the combination of the words “in” (“not”) and “refragari” (“oppose”). Before you start throwing out statistics and dates, do some fact-checking. “Snopes” is a website with a mission to verify whether various outlandish-sounding claims are irrefragable. For example, the site has confirmed that the radiation from Bluetooth-operated earbuds does not, in fact, “fry our brains.”

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