Simple Definition of impugn
: to criticize (a person's character, intentions, etc.) by suggesting that someone is not honest and should not to be trusted
Examples of impugn
He impugned his rival's character.
Her motives have been scrutinized and impugned.
Origin of impugn
Middle English, from Anglo-French empugner, from Latin inpugnare, from in- + pugnare to fight — more at pungent
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with impugn
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