disproof

noun
dis·​proof | \(ˌ)dis-ˈprüf \

Definition of disproof 

1 : the action of disproving

2 : evidence that disproves

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Synonyms & Antonyms for disproof

Synonyms

confutation, disconfirmation, rebuttal, refutation

Antonyms

proof

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Examples of disproof in a Sentence

the DNA evidence was all the disproof needed to overturn the wrongful conviction

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What about the disproof—the later findings that the bubbles linger in the knuckle after the crack? Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Why Does Cracking Your Knuckles Make So Much Noise? Science Finally Has an Answer," 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, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 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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