Rebuttal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- 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

...an 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

noun
singular: rebuttal
plural: rebuttals
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