Definition of Disconfirming

1. Adjective. Not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition. "The HIV test was negative"

Exact synonyms: Negative
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Similar to: Gram-negative
Antonyms: Positive



2. Adjective. Establishing as invalid or untrue.
Exact synonyms: Invalidating
Similar to: Unsupportive

Definition of Disconfirming

1. Adjective. Not confirming ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disconfirming

1. disconfirm [v] - See also: disconfirm

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disconfirming

disconcert
disconcerted
disconcertedly
disconcertedness
disconcerting
disconcertingly
disconcertion
disconcertment
disconcertments
disconcerts
disconfirm
disconfirmation
disconfirmations
disconfirmed
disconfirmed expectancy
disconfirming (current term)
disconfirms
disconformable
disconformities
disconformity
discongruities
discongruity
disconjugate
disconjugate movement of eyes
disconnect
disconnectable
disconnected
disconnectedly
disconnectedness
disconnecting

Literary usage of Disconfirming

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1. Critical Perspectives On Racial And Ethnic Differences In Health In Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"... maintaining anxiety in the face of disconfirming data. However, the chronic perception of threat may lead to a restriction of behavior such that the ..."

2. The Validity of Testing in Education & Employment by Eileen R. Rudert (1997)
"However, what content validity studies need is the disconfirming hypothesis: What is not included? Is the overall balance of the ..."

3. Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gapby Alfred W. Tatum by Alfred W. Tatum (2005)
"... during-reading strategies (monitoring comprehension, creating visual images, constructing questions, confirming and disconfirming prior notions, ..."

4. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1921)
"We know that to go on confirming or disconfirming a judgment by other judgments beyond a certain stage is superfluous. What is confirmed by a few has little ..."

5. Dispositional Properties by David Weissman (1965)
"This time, Carnap requires valid arguments for Qq and Q5- Together, the confirming or positive, and disconfirming or negative, reduction sentences ..."

6. Paradoxes of Free Will by Gunther Siegmund Stent (2002)
"The logical force of counterexamples is much less compelling, how in disconfirming general propositions in 'soft' disciplines, such as bii and social ..."

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