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  • adj. That can be confuted, i.e. shown to be false; disprovable.

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  • adj. That may be confuted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being confuted, disproved, or overthrown; capable of being proved false, defective, or invalid.

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  • adj. able to be refuted


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confute +‎ -able


  • The greatest part of his writings is not confutable: it is historical and critical. '

    Life of Johnson

  • A conceit not only injurious unto truth and confutable by daily experience, but somewhat derogatory unto the providence of God; that is, not only to impose so destructive a quality on any plant, but to conceive a vegetable whose parts are so useful unto many, should, in the only taking up, prove mortal unto any.


  • The greatest part of his writings is not confutable: it is historical and critical.’

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Now considering the immenfe expenfes I have in this time incurred* by redeeming the diftri&s Tutjaujce had fold for an immenfe fum to other European nations, at the price they required; in difebarging his other debts* and paying large arrears to his troops; in defraying the expenfes of my own and Company's forces, and in giving a confutable fum to the Ma* ratta to prevent his invading the country; alfo the great debts 1 have contracted from the Englifh gentlemen, who have affifted me with mo - ney for the expedition* and the immenfe fums I have taken up of the country I country people to put the country in a flourishing condition, to repair the watercourfes and banks, and for the rebuilding the fortifications of Tanjore, under the infpedtionof Major Stephens, the Company's En - gineer.

    Copies of Papers Relative to the Restoration of the King of Tanjore, the ...


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