unanswerability


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un·an·swer·a·ble

 (ŭn-ăn′sər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to answer or refute; incontrovertible: unanswerable accusations.

un·an′swer·a·bil′i·ty, un·an′swer·a·ble·ness n.
un·an′swer·a·bly adv.

unanswerability

(ʌnˌɑːnsərəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the quality of not being answerable or contestable
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