To reveal one's ignorance whilst attempting to sound clever.
Sarah Palin totally refudiated herself again last night. Is she incapable of using a thesaurus or what?
by mkbth July 18, 2010
1. A malapropism comprised by combining the words refute (to prove wrong) and repudiate (to abandon)

2. To prove something is wrong by the act of abandoning it, rather than by any actual proof

Synonyms: overthrow, abandon, disregard, disparage, denigrate

Note: This word has been mistakenly defined as a combination of refuse and repudiate, but since those words are synonyms, that makes absolutely no sense.
1. In america, polygamy was refudiated long ago.

2. Atheists are attempting to refudiate God.

3. Censors routinely force the media to refudiate certain "curse" words.
by iamafigment August 17, 2010
A term used to indicate the underlying racism of the speaker. If you as a racist need another group to give up their culture you ask that group to refudiate their beliefs and culture. Users of this term reject the English language, facts, rationalism and black people.
Sarah Palin asked NY Muslims to "refudiate" their mosque near the 9/11 WTC site.
by urtbada213 July 18, 2010
The esteemed half-term Governor Sarah Palin(R-Pluto) developed this neologism as a means to demonstrate her unparalleled capacity for steadfast denial of fact and truth.

Refudiate comes from the root "repudiate," and when combined Palin's all-american bravado and insistence that she's right even when she's wrong, a new word is added to the national lexicon.

Common "repudiate" meanings:

Refuse to accept or be associated with

Deny the truth or validity of

Palin "refudiate" meanings:

Refuse to accept or be associated with anything that doesn't serve my political agenda.

Deny the truth or validity of ANYTHING at my discretion, ESPECIALLY when it is actually true.

In summary, "refudiate" generally means: to deny and disassociate oneself from the truth at all costs.
I did not quit as Governor, I refudiate that. I was forced out by the gotcha media and the global liberal conspiracy determined to rob of us of our divine right to shoot wolves from helicopters.
by edgecity February 20, 2011
A blend of refuse (or refute) and repudiate. Allegedly coined by Sarah Palin in 2010, but references can be found dating back to at least 1973.

Source: Speech Errors as Linguistic Evidence. p. 85 Edited by Victoria A Fromkin. Copyright 1973
I ask you to refudiate terrorism.
by paulmd August 31, 2010
Verb: "From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have concluded that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' seems consistently precise, and that 'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of 'reject,' " the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release.
The former governor used the word in a Twitter message last summer, calling on "peaceful Muslims" to "refudiate" a planned mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
by MMC Chuck November 16, 2010
The act of refusing to repudiate a behavior or action one has done by indirect means, usually by evading or changing the subject.
Sarah Palin refudiated her error in typing 'refudiate' instead of 'refute' by claiming she was purposefully coining a new word.
by Caf2000 July 19, 2010
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