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oppugnant

[ uh-puhg-nuhnt ]
/ əˈpʌg nənt /
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adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM oppugnant

op·pug·nan·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for oppugnant

oppugnant
/ (əˈpʌɡnənt) /

adjective
rare combative, antagonistic, or contrary

Derived forms of oppugnant

oppugnancy, nounoppugnantly, adverb
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