oppugner

oppugn

[uh-pyoon]
verb (used with object)
1.
to assail by criticism, argument, or action.
2.
to call in question; dispute.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin oppugnāre to oppose, attack, equivalent to op- op- + pugnāre to fight, derivative of pugnus fist; see pugilism

oppugner, noun
unoppugned, adjective
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oppugn (əˈpjuːn)
 
vb
(tr) to call into question; dispute
 
[C15: from Latin oppugnāre, from ob- against + pugnāre to fight, from pugnus clenched fist; see pugnacious]
 
op'pugner
 
n

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oppugn
mid-15c., from L. oppugnare to fight against, from ob- toward, against + pugnare to fight (see pugnacious).
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