disconfirm

[ dis-kuh n-furm ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈfɜrm /
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verb (used with object)

to prove to be invalid.

Nearby words

  1. discomycete,
  2. discomycota,
  3. disconcert,
  4. disconcerted,
  5. disconcerting,
  6. disconformable,
  7. disconformity,
  8. discongruity,
  9. disconnect,
  10. disconnected

Origin of disconfirm

First recorded in 1935–40; dis-1 + confirm

Related formsdis·con·fir·ma·tion [dis-kon-fer-mey-shuh n, dis-kon-] /dɪsˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs kɒn-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disconfirmation

disconfirm

/ (ˌdɪskənˈfɜːm) /

verb

(tr) (of a fact or argument) to suggest that a hypothesis is wrong or ill-formulated
Derived Formsdisconfirmation, noun

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