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unanswerable

adjective uk   /ʌnˈɑːn.sər.ə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈæn.sɚ-/

unanswerable adjective (CLEARLY TRUE)

formal If an argument or claim is unanswerable, people cannot disagree with it because it is so clearly true: In economic terms the need to reduce inflation is unanswerable.

unanswerable adjective (WITHOUT AN ANSWER)

(of a question) without an answer: As to how long this war will last, it's an unanswerable question.
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