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1. The act of refuting or disproving.
2. Evidence that refutes or disproves.


1. facts that disprove something
2. the act of disproving



1. the act of disproving.
2. proof to the contrary; refutation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disproof - any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
evidence, grounds - your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
reductio, reductio ad absurdum - (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction
confutation - evidence that refutes conclusively
counterexample - refutation by example
2.disproof - the act of determining that something is false
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
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I took this as a direct disproof of his having really been chastised.
Nay, the very possibility of contradiction or disproof, however remote, communicates to this feminine judgment from the first, in nine cases out of ten, the weakness attendant on the testimony of an interested witness; so personally and strongly does the fair diviner connect herself with her divination.
In disproof of which superfluous remark Sir Leicester has indignantly written on the slate, "I am not.
But the proof or disproof of that never reached the public.
to disproof, though Locke foolishly supposed himself to have given it
These concepts are beautiful in their own right, not proof or disproof of the ultimate, metaphysical character of Being.
For Hahnemann's Law of Similars, "Let likes be cured by likes," the founding principle of homeopathy, is still far from intuitively obvious, even to those of us who use it every day, and remains essentially a postulate, by definition not amenable to conclusive proof or disproof as a scientific hypothesis must be.
2] meta-analysis were widely reported in the SA media as disproof of the overall value of the LCHF diet.
Much theoretical work has also been done to either proof or disproof the existence of gravitational waves.
These issues demand mitigation or disproof for the United States to have an open, orderly immigration policy.
The experience of Virginia conspicuously corroborates the disproof of both opinions.