impugn

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impugn

to attack as untrue; censure; malign; to cast doubt upon: Her reputation was impugned.
Not to be confused with:
impute – to attribute or ascribe something discreditable: He imputed the error to the salesperson.

im·pugn

 (ĭm-pyo͞on′)
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.

impugn

(ɪmˈpjuːn)
vb
(tr) to challenge or attack as false; assail; criticize
[C14: from Old French impugner, from Latin impugnāre to fight against, attack, from im- + pugnāre to fight]
imˈpugnable adj
impugnation, imˈpugnment n
imˈpugner n

im•pugn

(ɪmˈpyun)
v.t.
1. to challenge as false; cast doubt upon: The lawyer impugned the witness's story.
2. Archaic. to vilify.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French impugner < Latin impugnāre to attack =im- im-1 + pugnāre to fight, derivative of pugnus fist]
im•pugn′a•ble, adj.
im•pugn′er, n.

impugn


Past participle: impugned
Gerund: impugning

Imperative
impugn
impugn
Present
I impugn
you impugn
he/she/it impugns
we impugn
you impugn
they impugn
Preterite
I impugned
you impugned
he/she/it impugned
we impugned
you impugned
they impugned
Present Continuous
I am impugning
you are impugning
he/she/it is impugning
we are impugning
you are impugning
they are impugning
Present Perfect
I have impugned
you have impugned
he/she/it has impugned
we have impugned
you have impugned
they have impugned
Past Continuous
I was impugning
you were impugning
he/she/it was impugning
we were impugning
you were impugning
they were impugning
Past Perfect
I had impugned
you had impugned
he/she/it had impugned
we had impugned
you had impugned
they had impugned
Future
I will impugn
you will impugn
he/she/it will impugn
we will impugn
you will impugn
they will impugn
Future Perfect
I will have impugned
you will have impugned
he/she/it will have impugned
we will have impugned
you will have impugned
they will have impugned
Future Continuous
I will be impugning
you will be impugning
he/she/it will be impugning
we will be impugning
you will be impugning
they will be impugning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impugning
you have been impugning
he/she/it has been impugning
we have been impugning
you have been impugning
they have been impugning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impugning
you will have been impugning
he/she/it will have been impugning
we will have been impugning
you will have been impugning
they will have been impugning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impugning
you had been impugning
he/she/it had been impugning
we had been impugning
you had been impugning
they had been impugning
Conditional
I would impugn
you would impugn
he/she/it would impugn
we would impugn
you would impugn
they would impugn
Past Conditional
I would have impugned
you would have impugned
he/she/it would have impugned
we would have impugned
you would have impugned
they would have impugned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impugn - attack as false or wrong
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

impugn

verb (Formal) challenge, question, attack, dispute, criticize, call into question, assail, gainsay (archaic or literary), traduce, cast doubt upon I hope the good name of the company will not be impugned.
Translations

impugn

[ɪmˈpjuːn] VT [+ integrity, honesty, motives] → poner en duda; [+ theory] → cuestionar; [+ testimony] → impugnar

impugn

[ɪmˈpjuːn] vt [+ motives, integrity] → contester

impugn

vt personangreifen; sb’s behaviour etc alsoscharfe Kritik üben an (+dat); sb’s honesty, motivesin Zweifel ziehen, Zweifel hegen an (+dat); statement, evidence, veracity of witnessbestreiten, anfechten

impugn

[ɪmˈpjuːn] vt (frm) → attaccare, contestare
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