Confutation

  • 1 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

  • 2 Confutation — Confutation, lat., Widerlegung, Ueberführung; confutiren, widerlegen, überführen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 3 confutation — I noun abjurement, challenge, condemnation, contradiction, contrariety, contrary assertion, contravention, countercharge, counterevidence, counterstatement, disavowal, disproof, effective rejoinder, evidence against, evidence on the other side,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 confutation — CONFUTATION. subs. fém. Voyez Réfutation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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… …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 CONFUTATION — s. f. Voyez RÉFUTATION …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 confutation — noun The act or process of confuting; refutation …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 confutation — (kon fu ta sion) s. f. Réfutation. Il est vieux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Latin confutatio, de confutare, confuter …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 confutation — con·fu·ta·tion || ‚kÉ’nfjuː teɪʃn n. something which proves to be false, something which disproves; act of proving to be wrong …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 confutation — n. Refutation, disproof …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 confutation — con·fu·ta·tion …

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  • 18 confutation — con•fu•ta•tion [[t]ˌkɒn fyʊˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of confuting 2) something that confutes • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME (< MF) < L con•fut•a•tive kənˈfyu tə tɪv adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 confutation — /kɒnfjuˈteɪʃən/ (say konfyooh tayshuhn) noun 1. the act of confuting. 2. that which confutes. 3. Rhetoric the fourth section (of a speech), given over to direct refutation. –confutative /kənˈfjutətɪv/ (say kuhn fyoohtuhtiv), adjective …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 confutation — noun 1. the speech act of refuting conclusively • Derivationally related forms: ↑confute • Hypernyms: ↑refutation, ↑defense, ↑defence 2. evidence that refutes conclusively • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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