Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who disproves or confutes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who confutes or disproves.

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  • noun A person who confutes

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

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument

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Examples

  • In order to detect the fallacy, the proposition thus silently assumed must be supplied; but the reasoner, most likely, has never really asked himself what he was assuming; his confuter, unless permitted to extort it from him by the Socratic mode of interrogation, must himself judge what the suppressed premise ought to be in order to support the conclusion.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • THE youthful confuter of Locke was despatched to Merton School, and ranked, according to his merits, as lag of the penultimate form.

    Kenelm Chillingly — Complete

  • THE youthful confuter of Locke was despatched to Merton School, and ranked, according to his merits, as lag of the penultimate form.

    Kenelm Chillingly — Volume 01

  • Oracle doctrine of the fathers, -- there is a still more flagrant argument against the fathers, which it is perfectly confounding to find both them and their confuter overlooking.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Volume 1

  • Oracle doctrine of the fathers, -- there is a still more flagrant argument against the fathers, which it is perfectly confounding to find both them and their confuter overlooking.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • This was our question, this we debated, and this Mr.K. might have sent for, and have spoken to, since he will needs be a confuter.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • &c. But instar omnium, the most copious confuter of atheists is Marinus Mercennus in his

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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