Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


tr.v. im·pugned, im·pugn·ing, im·pugns
To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: impugn a political opponent's record.

[Middle English impugnen, from Old French impugner, from Latin impugnāre : in-, against; see in-2 + pugnāre, to fight; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

im·pugn′a·ble adj.
im·pugn′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impugnable - subject to being discredited
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
ISLAMABAD -- The ongoing tug of war between Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) office bearers and PTI's legislators to demean each other by using their influential means, Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed to Capital Police to hold the arrest of PM&DC office bearers nominated in impugnable FIR No.
We see nothing impugnable in the sentence imposed and her appeal is dismissed.