stresses formality in refuting an argument, such as is observed in debate, court procedure, etc.
implies a disputing or denying of statements, arguments, etc. in an endeavor to refute them
suggests the overwhelming or silencing of a person by argument, proof, or rhetorical force
implies a more thorough assembly of evidence and a more careful development of argument, hence suggests conclusiveness of proof
implies the presenting of evidence or reasoned arguments that demonstrate an assertion or belief to be false or erroneous
Find another word for disprove. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for disprove, like: controvert, rebut, find unfounded, find fault in, prove false, discredit, refute, confute, throw out, set-aside and point out the weakness of.
In the past, a scientist began with a surmise or hunch and began gathering data to prove or disprove it.
For the paradox of predication, which he had used to disprove the existence of plurality, was virtually a denial of all speech and all thought, and thus led to a more comprehensive scepticism than that which sprang from the contemporary theories of sensation.