Synonyms and Antonyms of impugning
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.
blaming, calling (on), castigating, censuring, condemning, criticizing, damning, denouncing, faulting, reproaching, reprobating
accusing, charging, criminating, defaming [archaic], impeaching, incriminating, indicting
chiding, rebuking, reproving, taxing
appealing, arraigning, booking, citing, summoning
prosecuting, suing, trying
framing, implicating, inculpating, informing (against), naming, reporting
advocating, championing, defending
excusing, forgiving, justifying, pardoning, remitting, shriving
absolving, acquitting, clearing, exculpating, exonerating, vindicating