WotD: Word of the Day: Indubitably

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Sarah’s Word of the Day for 17 March 2010 is “indubitably.” The first time I recall encountering this word was  when I was in high school (so between the years of 1994 and 1999), when the character of Beast used it in Uncanny X-Men.


/ɪnˈdubɪtəbəl, -ˈdyu-/ [in-doo-bi-tuh-buhl, -dyoo-]


that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.

—Related forms

in·du·bi·ta·bil·i·ty, in·du·bi·ta·ble·ness, noun

in·du·bi·ta·bly, adverb

“indubitably.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 17 Mar. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/indubitably&gt;.

Word Origin & History

1625, from L. indubitabilis “that cannot be doubted,” from in- “not” + dubitabilis “doubtful,” from dubitare “hesitate, doubt” (see doubt).

“indubitably.” Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 17 Mar. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/indubitably>.

Use indubitably in a sentence

That John drank six irish car bombs on St. Patrick’s Day and passed out was indubitably expected.

Happy St. Pat’s!

Until next time, keep reading and writing!!


In The News…

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I have been accumulating news articles of interest to writers lately. While I would ideally like to post on each of them, the likelihood of this happening before the timeliness of the articles is gone is quite low. That said, I decided to aggregate the articles in a new semi-regular posts called “In the News…” Welcome to our first edition.