confutation

noun con·fu·ta·tion \ ˌkän-fyu̇-ˈtā-shən , -fyü- \

Definition of confutation

1 : the act or process of confuting : refutation
2 : something (such as an argument or statement) that confutes

confutative

play \kən-ˈfyü-tə-tiv\ adjective

Examples of confutation in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of confutation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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