1. An act of refuting or disproving; the disproving of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine or theory by argument or countervailing proof; evidence of falseness.
    Synonyms: confutation, disproof
  2. A vocal answer to an attack on one's assertions.
  • French: réfutation
  • German: Widerlegung, Gegenschrift (in writing)
  • Portuguese: refutação
  • Russian: опроверже́ние
  • Spanish: refutación

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