Meaning of disproven in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsˈpruːv(ə)n/ /dɪsˈprəʊv(ə)n/


  • Demonstrated by evidence or argument to be false.

    ‘the attorney's disproven claims are shameful and offensive’
    • ‘The supposed "facts" presented by Moore have been not only disputed but disproven.’
    • ‘Those reports were disproven.’
    • ‘That science was easily disproven.’
    • ‘A claim must be able to be disproven, otherwise it is untestable and not a valid scientific query.’
    • ‘It seems to have been empirically disproven, with the latest data showing that high oil prices are having very little effect on sales.’
    • ‘The stereotype is pervasive, but also disproven.’
    • ‘ If physicians can guide athletes away from disproven and dangerous supplements, then more serious health risks may be prevented.’
    • ‘Those are long disproven rumors.’
    • ‘Astrology has been disproven so often and in so many ways, it's not very easy to give it much credence.’
    • ‘The writer deliberately pursued his disproven thesis despite full awareness of the contradicting data.’