Synonyms and Antonyms of impugned
to criticize (a person's character, intentions, etc.) by suggesting that someone is not honest and should not be trusted
- He impugned his rival's character.
- Her motives have been scrutinized and impugned.
blamed, called (on), castigated, censured, condemned, criticized, damned, denounced, faulted, reproached, reprobated
accused, charged, criminated, defamed [archaic], impeached, incriminated, indicted
chid (or chided), rebuked, reproved, taxed
appealed, arraigned, booked, cited, summoned
prosecuted, sued, tried
framed, implicated, inculpated, informed (against), named, reported
advocated, championed, defended
excused, forgave, justified, pardoned, remitted, shrived (or shrove)
absolved, acquitted, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated