from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of confuting.
  • n. Something that confutes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of confuting; refutation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of confuting; refutation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of confuting, disproving, or proving to be false or invalid; overthrow, as of arguments, opinions, reasoning, theories, or conclusions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evidence that refutes conclusively
  • n. the speech act of refuting conclusively


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  • JM thoroughly enjoys a good confutation as long as it’s someone else being confuted

    June 27, 2009