[ im-pyoon ]
/ ɪmˈpyun /
verb (used with object)
to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.
Archaic. to assail (a person) by words or arguments; vilify.
Obsolete. to attack (a person) physically.
Words nearby impugn
Origin of impugn
OTHER WORDS FROM impugn
im·pugn·a·ble, adjectiveim·pugn·a·bil·i·ty, nounim·pugn·er, nounim·pugn·ment, noun
un·im·pugn·a·ble, adjectiveun·im·pugned, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impugnimpugn impute
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Examples from the Web for impugnment
There is no impugnment of his character, no injury that cannot be repaired.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for impugnment
/ (ɪmˈpjuːn) /
(tr) to challenge or attack as false; assail; criticize
Derived forms of impugnimpugnable, adjectiveimpugnation (ˌɪmpʌɡˈneɪʃən) or impugnment, nounimpugner, noun
Word Origin for impugn
C14: from Old French impugner, from Latin impugnāre to fight against, attack, from im- + pugnāre to fight
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