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I'm looking for a single word be for unable to be critiqued - "uncritique-able" - as in - "some people would say that the bible is "uncritique-able." I want the word to convey that one should not critique it, rather than that there is nothing worthy of being critiqued.

Not merely sacred, but something more specific.

  • Uncriticisable: that cannot be criticised. – user66974 Mar 17 '15 at 17:04
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    That would be a sacredcow. – tchrist Mar 17 '15 at 17:20
  • 'Authoritative' and 'inerrant' are used when referring to say the Bible. But not by all. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 17 '15 at 17:32
  • I think that the concept is sufficiently nuanced that a single word is inevitably going to be insufficient. – Hot Licks Mar 17 '15 at 17:32
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Sacrosanct: above or beyond criticism, change, or interference. (Dictionary.com)

This is an apt term for anything considered religious, and is derived from the Latin sacrosanctus: "protected by religious sanction, consecrated with religious ceremonies" (Etymology Online). It has become a more generic and secular word that carries the meaning given above.

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Unassailable.

Not able to be attacked or refuted.

It conveys less judgment of value than "sacred" but more that it's been proven good or correct.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unassailable

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Irreproachable

beyond criticism; faultless:

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Something that cannot be critiqued is indisputable.

Unable to be challenged or denied: a far from indisputable fact

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Gospel

accepted or promoted as infallible truth or as a guiding principle or doctrine

  • A citation for this legitimate answer? – ScotM Jul 1 '15 at 9:49
  • @ScotM - thanks for pointing that out, link is added now... though I still can't really distinguish links with the default css settings. – technosaurus Jul 1 '15 at 10:10
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Infallible

absolutely trustworthy or sure

Through my own experience, I believe this word carries the undertone that something's trustworthiness should not even be questioned.

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Axiomatic

From the ODO:

Self-evident or unquestionable: 'it is axiomatic that dividends have to be financed'

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Flawless

'That diamond is flawless'

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