Synonyms and Antonyms of impugns
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.
blames, calls (on), castigates, censures, condemns, criticizes, damns, denounces, faults, reproaches, reprobates
accuses, charges, criminates, defames [archaic], impeaches, incriminates, indicts
chides, rebukes, reproves, taxes
appeals, arraigns, books, cites, summons
prosecutes, sues, tries
frames, implicates, inculpates, informs (against), names, reports
advocates, champions, defends
excuses, forgives, justifies, pardons, remits, shrives
absolves, acquits, clears, exculpates, exonerates, vindicates