transitive verb. 1 : to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity impugned the defendant’s character.
What does impugn mean in law?
Impugn means to throw doubt or question the truth or validity or something or someone’s character or opinion.
How do you pronounce impugning?
Is impugning a word?
impugn. verb (Formal) challenge, question, attack, dispute, criticize, call into question, assail, gainsay (archaic or literary), traduce, cast doubt upon I hope the good name of the company will not be impugned.
What does Oblivious mean?
1 : lacking remembrance, memory, or mindful attention. 2 : lacking active conscious knowledge or awareness —usually used with of or to.
What does impute mean?
Impute is a somewhat formal word that is used to suggest that someone or something has done or is guilty of something. It is similar in meaning to such words as ascribe and attribute, though it is more likely to suggest an association with something that brings discredit.
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