Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Opposition; resistance; contention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of oppugning; opposition; resistance.

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  • noun the act of oppugning; opposition; resistance

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Examples

  • He indeed pushed himself into the front place by dint of copious verbosity, and militant oppugnancy.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, November 7, 1891

  • There is oppugnancy between belief in an all-wise, all-good, and all-powerful God, and belief in the divine origin of Nature, whose face is smeared with filth and blood; but we hold that the conflicting faiths and increasing knowledge cannot add to the difficulty.

    Education and the Higher Life

  • Gladiator-fights were prohibited, and the people were tired of wild beasts; but races, in which heathen and Christian alike might enter their horses for competition, must certainly prove most attractive just at this time of bitter rivalry and oppugnancy between the two religions, and would draw thousands of the most able-bodied idolaters to the Hippodrome.

    Serapis — Volume 04

  • Gladiator-fights were prohibited, and the people were tired of wild beasts; but races, in which heathen and Christian alike might enter their horses for competition, must certainly prove most attractive just at this time of bitter rivalry and oppugnancy between the two religions, and would draw thousands of the most able-bodied idolaters to the Hippodrome.

    Serapis — Volume 04

  • Gladiator-fights were prohibited, and the people were tired of wild beasts; but races, in which heathen and Christian alike might enter their horses for competition, must certainly prove most attractive just at this time of bitter rivalry and oppugnancy between the two religions, and would draw thousands of the most able-bodied idolaters to the Hippodrome.

    Serapis — Volume 04

  • Gladiator-fights were prohibited, and the people were tired of wild beasts; but races, in which heathen and Christian alike might enter their horses for competition, must certainly prove most attractive just at this time of bitter rivalry and oppugnancy between the two religions, and would draw thousands of the most able-bodied idolaters to the

    Serapis — Complete

  • Gladiator-fights were prohibited, and the people were tired of wild beasts; but races, in which heathen and Christian alike might enter their horses for competition, must certainly prove most attractive just at this time of bitter rivalry and oppugnancy between the two religions, and would draw thousands of the most able-bodied idolaters to the Hippodrome.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • There seems a mere oppugnancy of nature between the two, and yet both were, in different ways, the dupes of their own imaginations.

    Among My Books First Series

  • He, more than any other man, combined in himself the moralist's oppugnancy to Slavery as a fact, the thinker's resentment of it as a theory, and the statist's distrust of it as a policy, -- thus summing up the three efficient causes that have chiefly aroused and concentrated the antagonism of the Free States.

    The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V Political Essays

  • A small politician cannot be made out of a great statesman, for there is an oppugnancy of nature between the two things, and we may fairly suspect the former winnings of a man who has been once caught with loaded dice in his pocket.

    The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V Political Essays

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