Definitions

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  • n. The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.

Etymologies

impugn +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I say we keep the term "racism" to mean that the assignment of a characteristic as well as the implication of the characteristic is meant to be derogatory, or at least an impugnment.

    "We, in former times, constantly made jokes about different races."

  • In 1905 there is already mention of "impugnment of the Academy in Italian newspapers from somewhat obscure sources" as a result of the award of the previous year's prize to Frédéric Mistral and José Echegaray and not to Giosuè Carducci.

    The Nobel Prize in Literature: Nominations and Reports 1901–1950

  • It can at its best appeal to them, in so far as they are consciously Jewish, as the cause of the nation as a whole; and consequently the mere suspicion that their affiliation with the movement might be held up against them as an impugnment of their loyalty to the land of their birth and abode is sufficient to keep them aloof from it.

    The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915

  • Heylin's elaborate impugnment of its accuracy appears to have had great weight, as with Fuller's contemporaries, so with the generation which immediately followed, and onward almost to our own time.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • The correspondence in relation to this incident will in due course be laid before you, and will disclose the unpardonable conduct of the official referred to in his interference by advice and counsel with the suffrages of American citizens in the very crisis of the Presidential election then near at hand, and also in his subsequent public declarations to justify his action, superadding impugnment of the

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • That would be an outrageous impugnment of the goodness and mercy of God, especially when he has distinctly declared that he does not willingly afflict or grieve the child of man.

    Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn

  • I always look upon any criticism as a compliment, not but what the old Adam in T.H.H. will arise and fight vigorously against all impugnment and irrespective of all odds in the way of authority, but that is the way of the beast.

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • It always made a Madigan furious to hear a foreign tongue; for, apart from the affectation of strange pronunciations, the deliberate mouthing of words (and you couldn't make Sissy Madigan believe that Mrs. Ramrod understood half of what she was reading in that guttural, heavy tongue), there was the impugnment of other people's lack of linguistic accomplishment.

    The Madigans

  • I always look upon any criticism as a compliment, not but what the old Adam in T.H.H. WILL arise and fight vigorously against all impugnment, and irrespective of all odds in the way of authority, but that is the way of the beast.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • I always look upon any criticism as a compliment, not but what the old Adam in T.H.H. _will_ arise and fight vigorously against all impugnment and irrespective of all odds in the way of authority, but that is the way of the beast.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Character Sketch

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