[ US /ˌɪmˈpjun/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpjˈuːn/ ]
  1. attack as false or wrong
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How To Use impugn In A Sentence

  • His honesty was now in set terms impugned, and on the 15th of February, 1870, he addressed, through the editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, Mr. Frederick The Life of Froude
  • Not the Brain of Norfolk, I'll admit - but I've never heard anyone impugn his honesty. THE INNOCENTS AT HOME (A SUPERINTENDENT KENWORTHY NOVEL)
  • When a president's honesty is impugned, the stakes are high.
  • I CANNOT think myself engaged from these words to discourse of lots, as to their nature, use, and allowableness; and that not only in matters of moment and business, but also of recreation; which latter is indeed impugned by some, though better defended by others; but I shall fix only upon the design of the words, which seems to be a declaration of a divine perfection by a signal instance; a proof of the exactness and universality of God's providence from its influence upon a thing, of all others, the most casual and fortuitous, such as is the casting of lots. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.
  • Nor the cause rendered, that "the firmness of hides is for the armour of the body against extremities of heat or cold," doth not impugn the cause rendered, that "contraction of pores is incident to the outwardest parts, in regard of their adjacence to foreign or unlike bodies;" and so of the rest, both causes being true and compatible, the one declaring an intention, the other a consequence only. The Advancement of Learning
  • Kelly had just gotten through the hard part, and the questioning had not impugned his credibility.
  • The irony is that in other Arab countries it is the opposition that impugns democracy as the constitutional foundation of the republic.
  • It was conceded by the defendant that the impugned language used in the letter was libellous.
  • I really don't have a problem with the substance of his rejoinder, and I certainly did not mean to impugn his motives in my original post.
  • Gerlick has filed a complaint impugning the judge's integrity.
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