Impugner - definition of impugner by The Free Dictionary
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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
; see in-2
, to fight
; see peuk-
in Indo-European roots
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I do not wish to appear here in any fault-finding spirit, or as an impugner
of the motives of those who believe that the time has come for this Society to disband.
The rabid anti-Semite Leon de Castro, professor of Greek at Salamanca and one of fray Luis' principal impugners
, invoked such arguments to lash against "Iudaei & Iudaizantes" as he defended the superiority of the Vulgate and the Septuagint over the Hebrew Bible (Thompson 1988, 47ff).