dis·​proof | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈprüf How to pronounce disproof (audio) \

Definition of disproof

1 : the action of disproving
2 : evidence that disproves

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Examples of disproof in a Sentence

the DNA evidence was all the disproof needed to overturn the wrongful conviction
Recent Examples on the Web Born 18 years earlier than Chesterton, Shaw outlived him by another 16, his life encompassing both world wars, unprecedented destruction, and the fundamental disproof of his early progressivism and cosmopolitanism. M. D. Aeschliman, National Review, 5 Dec. 2020 What about the disproof—the later findings that the bubbles linger in the knuckle after the crack? Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 29 Mar. 2018 But the insight is right on: A grandiose sense of victimhood, inflamed by epic fantasies and impervious to rational disproof, is one of the best tools there is for victimizing others. Will Heinrich, Roberta Smith And Martha Schwendener, New York Times, 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of disproof

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Disproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disproof. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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