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

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confutative \kən-ˈfyü-tə-tiv \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for confutation

Synonyms

disconfirmation, disproof, rebuttal, refutation

Antonyms

proof

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Examples of confutation in a Sentence

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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