I noun abjurement, challenge, condemnation, contradiction, contrariety, contrary assertion, contravention, countercharge, counterevidence, counterstatement, disavowal, disproof, effective rejoinder, evidence against, evidence on the other side, negation, plea in rebuttal, rebuttal, rebutter, redargution, refutation, rejoinder, renunciation, reply, repudiation, retort, surrejoinder II index answer (judicial response), bad repute, contradiction, counterargument, defeat, defense, demurrer, denial, disparagement, negation, opposition, repudiation

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  • Confutation — Con fu*ta tion, n. [L. confutatio: cf. F. confutation.] The act or process of confuting; refutation. For the edification of some and the confutation of others. Bp. Horne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confutation — Confutation, lat., Widerlegung, Ueberführung; confutiren, widerlegen, überführen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • confutation — CONFUTATION. subs. fém. Voyez Réfutation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confutation — mid 15c., from L. confutationem (nom. confutatio), noun of action from confutare (see CONFUTE (Cf. confute)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • confutation — [kän΄fyo͞o tā′shən] n. [L confutatio < pp. of confutare: see CONFUTE] 1. the act of confuting 2. an argument, evidence, etc. that confutes confutative [kən fyo͞ot′ə tiv] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Confutation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Confutation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,478,} confutation refutation Sgm: N 1 answer answer complete answer Sgm: N 1 disproof disproof conviction redargution invalidation Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • confutation — confutative /keuhn fyooh teuh tiv/, adj. /kon fyoo tay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confuting. 2. something that confutes. 3. Class. Oratory. the fourth section of a speech, given over to direct refutation. [1425 75; late ME confutacioun ( < MF) < L …   Universalium

  • confutation — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Proving false Nouns confutation, refutation, disproof, rebuttal, answer; reductio ad absurdum; conclusive or knockdown argument. Informal, clincher, squelcher, crusher. See nullification, negation. Verbs… …   English dictionary for students

  • confutation — confute ► VERB formal ▪ prove to be wrong. DERIVATIVES confutation noun. ORIGIN Latin confutare restrain, answer conclusively …   English terms dictionary

  • confutation — noun Date: 15th century 1. the act or process of confuting ; refutation 2. something (as an argument or statement) that confutes • confutative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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