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 \\ 1 \\ exposure
exposure
exposition
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ clincher
clincher
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ retort
retort
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ reductio ad absurdum
reductio ad absurdum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ knock down argument
knock down argument
tu quoque argument
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sockdolager
sockdolager
???>*
=>(U.S.)
PARAG:Confutation->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ confute
confute
refute
disprove
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ parry
parry
negative
rebut
redargue
expose
show the fallacy of
defeat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ demolish
demolish
break
&c.(destroy) 162
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ overthrow
overthrow
overturn scatter to the winds
explode
invalidate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ silence
silence
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ put to silence
put to silence
reduce to silence
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ clinch an argument
clinch an argument
clinch a question
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give one a setdown
give one a setdown
stop the mouth
shut up
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have
have
have on the hip
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not leave a leg to stand on
not leave a leg to stand on
cut the ground from under one's feet
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ be confuted
be confuted
&c.???
fail
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ expose one's weak point
expose one's weak point
show one's weak point
PARAG:Confutation->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ confuting
confuting
confuted
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ capable of refutation
capable of refutation
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ refutable
refutable
confutable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ condemned on one's own showing
condemned on one's own showing
condemned out of one's own mouth

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • 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

  • Confutation — Confutation, lat., Widerlegung, Ueberführung; confutiren, widerlegen, überführen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 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

  • confutation — CONFUTATION. subs. fém. Voyez Réfutation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary for students

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

  • 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

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