disproof

[ dis-proof ]
/ dɪsˈpruf /

noun

the act of disproving.
proof to the contrary; refutation.

Nearby words

  1. dispossession,
  2. disposure,
  3. dispraise,
  4. dispread,
  5. disprize,
  6. disproportion,
  7. disproportional,
  8. disproportionate,
  9. disproportionation,
  10. disprove

Origin of disproof

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + proof

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British Dictionary definitions for disproof

disproof

/ (dɪsˈpruːf) /

noun

facts that disprove something
the act of disproving
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Word Origin and History for disproof

disproof

n.

1530s; see dis- + proof.

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