oppugnant

[ uh-puhg-nuh nt ]
/ əˈpʌg nənt /

adjective

opposing; antagonistic; contrary.

Nearby words

  1. oppressively,
  2. oppressor,
  3. opprobrious,
  4. opprobrium,
  5. oppugn,
  6. opr,
  7. opra,
  8. opruss,
  9. opry,
  10. ops

Origin of oppugnant

1505–15; < Latin oppugnant- (stem of oppugnāns), present participle of oppugnāre to oppose. See oppugn, -ant

Related formsop·pug·nan·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for oppugnancy

oppugnant

/ (əˈpʌɡnənt) /

adjective

rare combative, antagonistic, or contrary
Derived Formsoppugnancy, nounoppugnantly, adverb

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