Curse and complain

impugn
(v)
im-PYOON
Meaning

dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); challenge; gainsay

1st Sample Sentence

How dare you impugn my expertise when you know that I even have a PhD in this subject?

Root

in (into, in, on, upon)#pugnus (fist) (Latin)

Synonyms

censure, decry, denounce, deplore, deprecate, impugn, lambaste, reproach, upbraid

Antonyms

extol, laud, lionize

Mnemonics

We know PUGNACITY as "PUNGA CITY" pugn means "attack". and impugn means to attack with words or arguments. ! im + PUGN ~ pugn looks like pungaa (hindi); NOW think of a person who is habitual of taking PUNGAA, he will always CONTRADICT people, and will always CHALLENGE others (impugn others). pugn is root word meaning fight. (for eg. pugnacious means quarrelsome) so impugn means sense of contradicting in order to cause a dispute

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