Refutation

Definition of Refutation

Ref`u`ta´tion   Pronunciation: r?f`?`t?´sh?n
n.1.The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.
Same of his blunders seem rather to deserve a flogging than a refutation.
- Macaulay.

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abjuration, abjurement, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annulment, answer, argument, argumentum, case, complete answer, confounding, confutation, cons, consideration, contradiction, contraremonstrance, contrary assertion, contravention, controversion, counteraccusation, counterblast, countercharge, counterclaim, countering, counterreply, counterstatement, crossing, defense, demolition, demurrer, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disavowal, disclaimer, disclamation, discrediting, disownment, disproof, effective rejoinder, elenchus, exception, forswearing, gainsaying, ignoratio elenchi, impugnment, nullification, objection, overthrow, overthrowal, plaidoyer, plea, pleading, pleadings, pros, pros and cons, reason, rebuttal, rebutter, recantation, refutal, rejoinder, renunciation, replication, reply, repudiation, response, retractation, retraction, revocation, riposte, special demurrer, special pleading, squelch, statement of defense, subversion, surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoinder, talking point, undermining, upset, upsetting
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