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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Definitions for oppugn

  1. To assail by criticism, argument, or action.
  2. To call in question; dispute.

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Citations for oppugn
Aspects of the Novel, published in 1927, was one of the first critical works to oppugn modernism. John A. Dern, Monsters, Martians and Madonna: Fiction and Form In the World of Martin Amis
I do not wish to oppugn the character of Miss Goodrich by bearing false witness in regard to her activities. Jeffrey D. Marshall, The Inquest
Origin of oppugn
late Middle English
Oppugn is born from the combination the Latin op-, "to oppose, attack," and pugnare, "to fight," similar to pugilsim.