A Word A Day : Impugn

Word of 16th May 2007: A Word A Day-Impugn


( Verb )

Impugn (im PYOON): to attack, especially to attack the truth or integrity of something

The critic impugned the originally of Jacob's novel, claiming that long stretches of it had been lifted from the work of someone else.

Fred asked I was impugning his honesty when I called him a dirty liar, but I told him he had no honesty to impugn. This just seemed to make him angrier, for some reason.

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