disprove, v. invalidate, negate, deny, refute, confute, controvert, contradict, prove to the contrary; rebut, parry, answer; discredit, belie, give the lie to, expose, show up; explode, Inf. blow sky-high, puncture, Inf. shoot full of holes, Inf. knock the bottom out of; defeat, overturn, overthrow, throw out, squash, Inf. squelch.
disputable, adj. debatable, open to discussion, moot, controvertible, contestable, arguable, problematic; questionable, doubtful, dubious, uncertain; unsettled, undecided, undetermined.
disputant, n. debater, disputer, controverter; adversary, opponent, antagonist, contender, litigant, plaintiff, agonist; polemicist, hair-splitter, dissenter, pilpul-ist, logomachist; arguer, wrangler, brawler.
disputation, n. debate, dispute, polemics, argumentation, Rare, disceptation; altercation, wrangle, verbal controversy, dissidence, dissension.
disputatious, adj. argumentative, dissentious, contentious, disputative; fractious, captious, discordant; logomachical, polemical, controversial; testy, hotheaded, irascible; quarrelsome, querulous, cantankerous, bickering; litigious.
dispute, v. 1. debate, discuss, argue, ventilate, air, Rare, discept; oppose, controvert, refute, confute, argue against; quarrel, wrangle, differ, disagree, altercate, clash, fight about, brawl, row, bicker, squabble, have words, fall out, riff, spat, Brit. Archaic, brangle. 2. question, gainsay, impugn, challenge, call into question; disagree, differ, dispute, take exception to; deny, object to, contradict, resist, struggle against; contend, contest, litigate.
-n. 3. controversy, contest, strife, conflict; debate, discussion, disputation, argument, altercation, war of words, imbroglio, agon; quarrel, wrangle, don-nybrook, brawl, broil, rumpus, row, fracas, squabble, bickering, Obs. brabble, hassle, tiff, spat.
4. disagreement, difference, contestation, dissension; friction, feud, open rupture, disturbance, discord, scrimmage, litigation.
disqualification, n. 1. incapacitation, disablement, crippling, debilitation; enfeeblement, enervation, prostration, paralyzation; incapacity, disability, unfitness; woundedness, lameness, injuredness; debility, weakness, prostrateness, paralysis.
2. rejection, exclusion, debarment, elimination, removal, expulsion, ejection, ouster; disenfranchisement, disentitlement, disenablement, deprivation of rights; ineligibility, unqualifiedness, incompetence, ineptness, ineptitude.
disqualify, v. 1. incapacitate, disable, unfit, indispose, lay up, put in bed or the hospital; cripple, becrip-ple, maim, wound, lame, invalid; injure, hurt, damage, impair.
2. reject, declare ineligible or unqualified, turn down; disfranchise, disenfranchise, disentitle, disenable, deprive [s.o.] of rights, Law. disbar; exclude, shut or keep out, debar, bar, prevent [s.o.'s] participation; eliminate, remove, take or put out, expel, eject, throw out, oust, Inf. kick out.
disquiet, n. 1. unquietness, uneasiness, unease, disquietude, inquietude, restlessness, unrest; fretfulness, distress, worry, concern, alarm; anxiety, anguish, angst, fear, dread, foreboding; nervousness, ants, Inf butterflies, Inf. butterflies in one's stomach, SL heebie-jeebies, SL habdabs, SL creeps.
2. disturbance, disconcertion, discomposure, agitation, perturbation, upset, unsettlement; confusion, fuss, turmoil, tumult, commotion, fuss, excitement, hubbub. See - commotion (defs. 1, 2).