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.

in·du·bi·ta·ble

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

–adjective

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!!

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