Origin of confutation
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Related Wordsreply, rejoinder, repartee, rebuttal, retort, disagreement, discrepancy, conflict, difference, inconsistency, dispute, defense, answer, counterclaim, countercharge, counterargument, confutation, return, comeback, wisecrack
Examples from the Web for confutation
This is often said in our own country, and we need not say what we advance in its confutation.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
Other examples in abundance, in confutation of his assumption, could no doubt be furnished.The Woman Who Dared
But his confutation was the factual confutation of experience.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
The only confutation which the report received, was the conduct of Mr Rainscourt.The King's Own
Captain Frederick Marryat
But there is yet another Reason, why I think it not to need a Confutation.
Word Origin and History for confutation
mid-15c., from Latin confutationem (nominative confutatio), noun of action from past participle stem of confutare (see confute).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper