attack as false or wrong
To assault, attack.
To verbally assault, especially to argue against an opinion, motive, or action; to question the truth or validity of.
Origin: From impugno, from in- + pugno, from pugnus (as in English pugilism), from roots.
to attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose
Origin: [OE. impugnen, F. impugner, fr. L. impugnare; in on, against + pugnare to flight. See Pugnacious.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-pūn′, v.t. to oppose: to attack by words or arguments: to call in question.—adj. Impugn′able.—ns. Impugn′er; Impugn′ment. [L. impugnāre—in, against, pugnāre, to fight.]
The numerical value of impugn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of impugn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Of course it is offensive that he would use this to impugn Asian-Americans, but I also think he's in as much trouble for his original comments about Latinos, then trying to explain it away by criticizing Asians.
I think it's pretty outrageous, i think the idea to take someone who's served in government for 20 years and impugn her in that way is outrageous. I mean he wants to make me a campaign issue. I'm not going to indulge that.
They're using these very highly edited videos, sensationalized videos, to try to impugn and smear the name of Planned Parenthood, these activists, these militant anti-abortion activists...do nothing to improve the health and safety of women.
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