dis·​con·​firm ˌdis-kən-ˈfərm How to pronounce disconfirm (audio)
disconfirmed; disconfirming; disconfirms

transitive verb

: to deny or refute the validity of
disconfirmation noun

Examples of disconfirm in a Sentence

later updates on the news story disconfirmed many details of the initial report contends that we will never be able to confirm or disconfirm the existence of God
Recent Examples on the Web The real work of scientific research is to find or develop evidence that will confirm of disconfirm the hypothesis. George Calhoun, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 This contrasts with product-irrelevant sponsors that may disconfirm the brand can deliver on its promises. Kirk Wakefield, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Bring skeptics into the room to validate your believers or disconfirm your own beliefs. Sebastian Herrera, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2020 So the 'disconfirming' information can be thrown aside. CBS News, 4 Sep. 2019 Alas, no amount of disconfirming evidence can shake the consummate centrist Democrat’s belief in his worldview. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, 19 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disconfirm was in 1827

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“Disconfirm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconfirm. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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