confutation


con·fu·ta·tion

noun \ˌkän-fy-ˈtā-shən, -fyü-\

Definition of CONFUTATION

1
:  the act or process of confuting :  refutation
2
:  something (as an argument or statement) that confutes
con·fu·ta·tive \kən-ˈfyü-tə-tiv\ adjective

Examples of CONFUTATION

  1. <he crafted an elegant confutation to the argument that animals do not feel pain>

First Known Use of CONFUTATION

15th century

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