disprovable

adjective

dis·​prov·​able (ˌ)dis-ˈprü-və-bəl How to pronounce disprovable (audio)
: able to be proved false or wrong : capable of being disproved
a disprovable claim
… we know that in any formal system of arithmetic there are infinitely many propositions that are neither provable nor disprovable.Jim Holt

Examples of disprovable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts say easily disprovable narratives about the climate keeps circulating. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2022 Salazar’s claims were easily disprovable. Doug Bock Clark, ProPublica, 26 Apr. 2022 Its assertions were easily disprovable. New York Times, 24 July 2021 The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing instructed the Department of Health to pursue investigations of medical professionals who made disprovable claims to patients or on social media. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 But if anything is possible, then nothing is disprovable. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2021 The attorneys all filed lawsuits in Michigan that included easily disprovable allegations of fraud, furthering concerns fomented by former President Donald Trump that the election was stolen. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 2 Feb. 2021 The group also promotes a host of loosely connected and often disprovable theories, often using the hashtag #SaveTheChildren to circulate falsehoods. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

disprove + -able

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disprovable was in 1602

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“Disprovable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disprovable. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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