View synonyms for refutable


[ ri-fyoo-tuh-buhl, ref-yuh-tuh- ]


  1. able to be proven false:

    The statement is so vague as to be neither provable nor refutable.

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Other Words From

  • re·fut·a·bil·i·ty [ri-fyoo-t, uh, -, bil, -i-tee, ref-y, uh, -t, uh, -], noun
  • re·fut·a·bly adverb
  • un·re·fut·a·ble adjective
  • un·re·fut·a·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of refutable1

First recorded in 1570–80 for an earlier sense; refut(e) ( def ) + -able ( def )
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Example Sentences

Upset at how the situation was being misrepresented, Barton posted a video on Twitter refuting the claims.

“Conspiracy theories from the tinfoil-hat brigade absolutely need to be refuted, every one, all the time,” Mayer said.

If you give nice-sounding “reasons,” then you’ll open the door to his countering or refuting your reasons.

More than two dozen of his colleagues responded in August with a letter expressing concern that Risch, whose research focuses on cancer and not infectious diseases, was not swayed by data refuting his arguments.

In one communication to parents in Point Loma, a group of nine principals directly responded to, and refuted, Barrera’s claim.

Claims to have new and irrefutable refutable evidence, and is going to have a second try for the title and estates.

It is a race-slander, refutable by any honest investigator, that the American Negro as a race is unwilling to work.

Evidence of a more definite and less refutable kind is the statement of John Hardyng.

Weininger identifies love with passion and his argument is easily refutable by the experience of many.

It is certainly not the least charm of a theory, says Nietzsche, that it is refutable.