refutation

Part of speech: noun

REFUTABILITY.

Part of speech: noun

The act of refuting; disproof. refutal.

Part of speech: adjective

Refutable.

Part of speech: adjective

Refutatory.

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Usage examples "refutation":

  1. This mode of refutation does not prove that the question was then so ridiculous as it was considered. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. The association of St. Paul with St. Peter in the patronage of the Roman Church is the most conclusive refutation of theories as to their enmity and rivalry. - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.
  3. Moreover, the real refutation of the view lies in the fact that, when we consider what we really think, we find that we think that the relation between a knower and reality is not of the second kind. - "Kant's Theory of Knowledge", Harold Arthur Prichard.