oppugn

  • 1 Oppugn — Op*pugn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob }) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist. [1913 Webster] They… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 oppugn — I verb aggress, assault, attack, be contrary, buck, call in question, challenge, clash, combat, conflict, confront, contend, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, countervail, counterwork, criticize adversely, cross, deal a blow, defy,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 oppugn — (v.) mid 15c., from L. oppugnare to fight against, from ob toward, against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + pugnare to fight (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)). Related: Oppugned; oppugning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 oppugn — [v] oppose argue, attack, call into question, contradict, controvert, criticize, debate, shoot down, take issue; concepts 21,54,106 …

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  • 5 oppugn — [ə pyo͞on′] vt. [ME oppugnen < L oppugnare < ob (see OB ) + pugnare < pugna, a fight: see PUGNACIOUS] to oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question oppugner n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 oppugn — verb To contradict or controvert; to oppose; to challenge or question the truth or validity of a given statement. It is for the same reason, that is, because tis all comprehended in Slawkenbergius, that I say nothing likewise of Scroderus… …

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  • 7 oppugn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin oppugnare, from ob against + pugnare to fight more at ob , pungent Date: 15th century 1. to fight against 2. to call in question • oppugner noun …

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  • 8 oppugn — oppugner, n. /euh pyoohn /, v.t. 1. to assail by criticism, argument, or action. 2. to call in question; dispute. [1400 50; late ME < L oppugnare to oppose, attack, equiv. to op OP + pugnare to fight, deriv. of pugnus fist; see PUGILISM] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 oppugn — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, be antipathetic, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, be inimical, be opposed to, beat against, belie, call into question, challenge, clash, collide, conflict, conflict with, confute, contest,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 oppugn — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. criticize, attack, oppose, controvert, *shoot down, *blast, *light into, *rake over the coals. ANT.: concur, compliment, agree II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 oppugn — op·pugn || É‘ pjuːn /É’ p v. criticize harshly, oppose …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 oppugn — [ə pju:n] verb formal question the truth or validity of (something). Derivatives oppugner noun Origin ME: from L. oppugnare attack, besiege …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 oppugn — v. a. Assail, attack, combat, resist, oppose, thwart, contravene, withstand, strive against …

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  • 14 oppugn — v 1. criticize, attack, assail, impugn, flay, light into, Inf. lace into, Sl. rip or tear into; Inf. pan, put down, Inf. knock, shoot down, Sl. blast, Sl. let [s.o.] have it; haul or rake over the coals, Sl. cut up or to pieces, pick apart, pick… …

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  • 15 oppugn — op·pugn …

    English syllables

  • 16 oppugn — op•pugn [[t]əˈpyun[/t]] v. t. 1) to assail, esp. by criticism 2) to call in question; dispute • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L oppugnāre to oppose, attack op•pugn′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 oppugn — /əˈpjun/ (say uh pyoohn) verb (t) 1. to assail by criticism, argument, or action. 2. to call in question (rights, judgement, etc.); dispute (statements, etc.). {Middle English, from French oppugner, from Latin oppugnāre fight against} –oppugner,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 oppugn —   v.t. call in question; deny; resist; conflict with.    ♦ oppugnant, a. hostile, combative …

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  • 19 oppugn — v.tr. literary call into question; controvert. Derivatives: oppugner n. Etymology: ME f. L oppugnare attack, besiege (as OB , L pugnare fight) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 Oppugned — Oppugn Op*pugn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob }) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English