follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

rebuttal

[ri-buht-l] /rɪˈbʌt l/
noun
1.
an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; rebut + -al2
Synonyms
rejoinder, refutation, denial, confutation.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for re-buttal

rebuttal

n.

1793, from rebut + -al (2). Earlier were rebutment (1590s) and rebutter (1530s, in law).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
re-buttal in Culture

rebuttal definition


A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for re

2
2
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with re-buttal

Nearby words for re-buttal