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debunked

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Synonyms for debunked

  • demystify
  • disparage
  • mock
  • puncture
  • deflate
  • discover
  • expose
  • lampoon
  • uncloak
  • unmask
  • cut down to size
  • show up
  • unshroud
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Antonyms for debunked

  • flatter
  • praise
  • prove
  • uphold
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WORD ORIGIN

1923, from de- + bunk (n.2); first used by U.S. novelist William Woodward (1874-1950), the notion being "to take the bunk out of things." Related: Debunked; debunking.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEBUNKED

disillusioned

adjectivedisappointed
  • blasé
  • broken
  • brought down to earth
  • debunked
  • disabused
  • disenchanted
  • disenthralled
  • disentranced
  • embittered
  • enlightened
  • freed
  • indifferent
  • knowing
  • let-down
  • mondaine
  • out of love
  • punctured
  • sadder and wiser
  • shattered
  • sophisticated
  • undeceived
  • worldly
  • worldly-wise
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