Related to irrefragability: reticent


Impossible to refute or controvert; indisputable: irrefragable evidence.

[Late Latin irrefrāgābilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin refrāgārī, to oppose, resist; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

ir·ref′ra·ga·bil′i·ty n.
ir·ref′ra·ga·bly adv.
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By contrast, the very grounds, the locus of that gap itself, on which we attempt any answer have to be negotiated, and our response tendered as negotiable in the absence of the command consensus wrought by the ontological irrefragability and the epistemic surety of the modernist ethos and of colonialist righteousness.