counterevidence

noun coun·ter·ev·i·dence \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈe-və-dən(t)s , -və-ˌden(t)s \
variants: or counter-evidence

Definition of counterevidence

: evidence that contradicts something (such as a hypothesis or claim)
  • The sheer scale of the internet allows you to find evidence (if sometimes dubious evidence) for any claim you want to believe, and counterevidence against any claim you don't want to have to believe.
  • —Julie Beck
  • Let me acknowledge that a good deal of potential counter-evidence exists against my assertion …
  • —Richard Fulkerson

First Known Use of counterevidence

1661

in the meaning defined above

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