oppugnant

[uh-puhg-nuh nt]

adjective

opposing; antagonistic; contrary.

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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oppugnant

adjective

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