Definition of refutation :
The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.
defense mechanism, defensive structure, defence mechanism, misrepresentation, refutal, demurrer, defense lawyers, defensive measure, falsification, defence reaction, defense reaction, disconfirmation, defence, defense force, falsehood, falsifying, defending team, defence force, defense team
confutation (part of speech: noun)
counter-evidence (part of speech: noun)
annulment (part of speech: noun)
disavowal, neutralization, elimination, abnegation, destruction, extinguishment, cancellation, dissolution, disaffirmation, eradication, obliteration, dismissal, repudiation, nullification, abolition, invalidation, disclamation, negation, abolishment, undoing, revocation, rejection, withdrawal, divorce, deletion, annulment, denial, retraction
denial (part of speech: noun)
vindication (part of speech: noun)
response (part of speech: noun)
- Kate uttered for a while no word of refutation of Aunt Maud's " big" diplomacy, and they left it there, as they would have left any other fine product, for a monument to her powers. - "The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2", Henry James.
- I have been engaged in devising a plan for the refutation of this folly. - "Papers from Overlook-House", Casper Almore.
- Such a doubt contained its own refutation: Only, at heart's utmost joy and triumph, terror Sudden turns the blood to ice: a chill wind disencharms All the late enchantment! - "Robert Browning", Edward Dowden.