Rebuttal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈbʌtl|  American pronunciation of the word rebuttal
Brit.  |rɪˈbʌtl|  British pronunciation of the word rebuttal


- the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
- (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder (syn: rebutter)

Examples effective rebuttal to her claim of having the gift of clairvoyance...

...although the rebuttal was very eloquent, the jury negatived it in favor of the prosecution's argument...

Her rebuttal contained many contradictions to my arguments.

...a scathing rebuttal of the latest theory concerning the assassination...

his firm rebuttal of the accusations

Word forms

singular: rebuttal
plural: rebuttals
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