Can we commission a poll to confirm or disprove that thesis?
The advantage of these suspicions is how difficult they are to prove or disprove.
In their few departures from conventional wisdom, the Globes did nothing to disprove this reputation.
late 14c., from Old French desprover "refute, contradict," from des- (see dis-) + prover (see prove). Related: Disproved; disproving.