- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||oppugned, oppugning, oppugns
||to oppose, contradict, criticize, or call into question.
She oppugned each one of my arguments.
- challenge, contest, contradict, controvert, dispute, impugn, oppose
- similar words:
- argue, assail, attack, contravene, criticize, debate, object, question, rebut, refute
||antagonize, oppose, remonstrate
The word oppugn
contains the following part:
that means towards; against; away
More about this word part:
The prefix op-
is an assimilated form of ob-
used before roots beginning with "p," such as "pos." See ob-