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[uh-puhg-nuh nt]
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  1. opposing; antagonistic; contrary.
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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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Related Words for oppugnant

hostile, harmful, adverse, unfriendly, opposed, unfavorable, destructive, injurious, spiteful, belligerent, bitter, unsympathetic, hateful, inimical, contentious, inhospitable, contrary, nasty, enemy, competitor

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Historical Examples of oppugnant

  • He could have taken another, an oppugnant stand, as many a familiar confederate did.

    Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;

    Clark S. Beardslee

British Dictionary definitions for oppugnant


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