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oppugnant

[uh-puhg-nuh nt] /əˈpʌg nənt/
adjective
1.
opposing; antagonistic; contrary.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin oppugnant- (stem of oppugnāns), present participle of oppugnāre to oppose. See oppugn, -ant
Related forms
oppugnancy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oppugnant

oppugnant

/əˈpʌɡnənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) combative, antagonistic, or contrary
Derived Forms
oppugnancy, noun
oppugnantly, adverb
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