oppugn


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op·pugn

 (ə-pyo͞on′)
tr.v. op·pugned, op·pugn·ing, op·pugns
To oppose, contradict, or call into question.

[Middle English oppugnen, from Latin oppugnāre, to attack : ob-, against; see ob- + pugnāre, to fight with the fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

op·pugn′er n.

oppugn

(əˈpjuːn)
vb
(tr) to call into question; dispute
[C15: from Latin oppugnāre, from ob- against + pugnāre to fight, from pugnus clenched fist; see pugnacious]
opˈpugner n

op•pugn

(əˈpyun)

v.t.
1. to assail, esp. by criticism.
2. to call in question; dispute.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin oppugnāre to oppose, attack]
op•pugn′er, n.

oppugn


Past participle: oppugned
Gerund: oppugning

Imperative
oppugn
oppugn
Present
I oppugn
you oppugn
he/she/it oppugns
we oppugn
you oppugn
they oppugn
Preterite
I oppugned
you oppugned
he/she/it oppugned
we oppugned
you oppugned
they oppugned
Present Continuous
I am oppugning
you are oppugning
he/she/it is oppugning
we are oppugning
you are oppugning
they are oppugning
Present Perfect
I have oppugned
you have oppugned
he/she/it has oppugned
we have oppugned
you have oppugned
they have oppugned
Past Continuous
I was oppugning
you were oppugning
he/she/it was oppugning
we were oppugning
you were oppugning
they were oppugning
Past Perfect
I had oppugned
you had oppugned
he/she/it had oppugned
we had oppugned
you had oppugned
they had oppugned
Future
I will oppugn
you will oppugn
he/she/it will oppugn
we will oppugn
you will oppugn
they will oppugn
Future Perfect
I will have oppugned
you will have oppugned
he/she/it will have oppugned
we will have oppugned
you will have oppugned
they will have oppugned
Future Continuous
I will be oppugning
you will be oppugning
he/she/it will be oppugning
we will be oppugning
you will be oppugning
they will be oppugning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been oppugning
you have been oppugning
he/she/it has been oppugning
we have been oppugning
you have been oppugning
they have been oppugning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been oppugning
you will have been oppugning
he/she/it will have been oppugning
we will have been oppugning
you will have been oppugning
they will have been oppugning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been oppugning
you had been oppugning
he/she/it had been oppugning
we had been oppugning
you had been oppugning
they had been oppugning
Conditional
I would oppugn
you would oppugn
he/she/it would oppugn
we would oppugn
you would oppugn
they would oppugn
Past Conditional
I would have oppugned
you would have oppugned
he/she/it would have oppugned
we would have oppugned
you would have oppugned
they would have oppugned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.oppugn - challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

oppugn

verb
To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
Law: traverse.
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Armed with such awareness, we might be better positioned to oppugn instances of evildoing in our shared world.
WITHOUT wanting to oppugn Andy Burnham's credentials in running for the Labour Party leadership or his integrity as a politician, he does mark himself out as somewhat detached when he says his job is to 'reconnect Labour with peoplewho want something different from it'.
If we relax the restriction such that each finger can be used multiple times before moving on to the next finger, the longest words we can produce are PUPPY (left to right, no skipping columns), OPPUGNS (left to right, skipping columns permitted), YIPPEE (right to left, no skipping columns), and SHIPPEE (right to left, skipping columns permitted).