Word of the Day: incontrovertible

Word of the Day: incontrovertible

1. impossible to deny or disprove

2. necessarily or demonstrably true


The word incontrovertible has appeared in 30 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on June 21 in “U.S. Swim Team Will Take 11 Teenagers to Tokyo Olympics” by Karen Crouse:

The coronavirus-induced postponement of the Tokyo Games worked in Jacoby’s favor, enabling her to gain more strength in the weight room as well as another year of physical maturity. The benefits of the yearlong delay to first-time trials participants like Jacoby were incontrovertible at the eight-day U.S. trials at CHI Health Center, which concluded Sunday.

Jacoby, 17, was one of 11 teenagers — the most since 1996 — who earned berths on the 50-member team of pool swimmers. Then, as now, the U.S. was reloading after the retirement of a once-in-a-generation talent.

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