debunk debunk  /dɪ ˈbəŋk/

Definition(s):

  • (v) expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

Usage(s):

  1. One myth I'd like to debunk is that if a man isn't interested in sex, it means there's some sort of sexual dysfunction.
  2. Some psychiatrists say they choose August because Freud did, though others debunk that notion as too Freudian.
  3. The findings debunk the notion that the Milky Way is a little-sister galaxy to her neighbor Andromeda.

News

  1. Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Focuses on Immigration

    Scholar John Agnew aims to debunk myths and promote a better understanding of the dimensions of immigration in the United States and elsewhere.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Knox College

  2. Team Grub Sheds Light on the Lady Paleo Tribe

    Our nutritious siblings over at Grub Street broke down the history and actual relevance of the Paleo diet, focusing on the growing "cavewoman tribe" addicted to living like "hunter-gatherers" alongside the increasing number of studies that debunk the diet. Sample affirmations of the plan include: "I know how sick I ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Google asks to publish more US gov't information

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for emails and other information that people transmit online. The request was made Tuesday in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Google is trying to debunk media reports that the company has created a way for the National ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

Quotes

  1. "Hawaii, the state where President Obama was born, has done everything they can to debunk this myth that he wasn't born in America," Clinton noted. "They've done everything but blow up his birth certificate, put it in neon lights, and hang it...
    on May 23, 2010 By: Bill Clinton Source: New Haven Independent

  2. Beck cited as evidence the Birchite rumor that FEMA facilities were being converted to concentration camps: "I wanted to debunk them," said Beck (Fox & Friends, 3/2/09). "We've now for several days done research on them. I can't debunk them!"
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Beck Source: AlterNet

  3. "There are a lot of myths out there," Begich said. "If he didn't debunk the 'death panel' last night, whoever is still thinking that's true is off his rocker."
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Mark Begich Source: MiamiHerald.com

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