impugn
[ im-pyoon ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
from Latin impugnare ‘assail’, from in- ‘towards’ + pugnare ‘fight
Synonyms
  • challenge
  • question
  • dispute
  • query
Antonyms
  • support
Definition
to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon
Example
Robert impugned his brother's character after learning that he had committed petty theft.
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