Definition of Impugn

1. Verb. Attack as false or wrong.

Generic synonyms: Challenge



Definition of Impugn

1. v. t. To attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.

Definition of Impugn

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To assault, attack. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To verbally assault, especially to argue against an opinion, motive, or action; to question the truth or validity of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impugn

1. to make insinuations against [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Impugn

imprudent
imprudently
impræscriptible
imps
imps.
impuberal
impuberty
impudence
impudences
impudencies
impudency
impudent
impudently
impudicities
impudicity
impugn (current term)
impugnable
impugnation
impugnations
impugned
impugner
impugners
impugning
impugnment
impugns
impuissance
impuissances
impuissant
impulse
impulse-buy

Literary usage of Impugn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Having embraced Catholicism he visited Rome and Flanders, where, in 1592, he " elected to militate under the Jesuits' standard, because they do most impugn ..."

2. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1813)
"... and I am by no means disposed to impugn the correctness of their opinion. Let each enjoy his own. De gustibus non est disputandum. ..."

3. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1842)
"The composition-contract was carried through on this understanding, and Izat cannot now be listened to when he seeks to impugn it. ..."

4. The Autobiography of a Seaman by Thomas Cochrane Dundonald (1861)
"1 impugn THE DECISION OF THE HOUSE. SIR FRANCIS BURDETT'S OPINION. — MR. WINDHAM'S. — LORD MULGRAVE TURNS ROUND UPON ME. HIS LORDSHIP'S MISREPRESENTATIONS. ..."

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