AskDefine | Define impugn

Dictionary Definition

impugn v : attack as false or wrong

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English

Etymology

From impugno, from im- + pugno.

Pronunciation

  • /ɪm'pju:n/

Homophones

Verb

  1. In the context of "transitive|obsolete}} To assault, attack.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abjure, accuse, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, assail, assert the contrary, attack, belie, blame, call in question, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against, condemn, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, criminate, cross, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, decry, denounce, denunciate, deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, disprove, dispute, forswear, fulminate against, gainsay, impeach, implicate, incriminate, inculpate, indict, inveigh against, involve, join issue upon, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, recant, reflect upon, refuse to admit, refute, renounce, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, repudiate, retract, revoke, shake up, take back, take issue with, traverse
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