Impugn

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

Pronunciation: [ im-pyoon ]


Definition: verb

to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Latin impugnare ‘assail’, from in- ‘towards’ + pugnare ‘fight'


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • challenge

  • question

  • dispute

  • query

Antonyms:

  • support

Example:

The defense attorney attempted to impugn the witness.

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