Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resisting; opposing; repugnant; hostile.
  • noun One who oppugns; an opponent.

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

  • adjective Tending to awaken hostility; hostile; opposing; warring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective opposing, antagonistic, contrary
  • noun obsolete One who oppugns; an opponent.

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Examples

  • The malison of her muliebrity allows niddering males opportunity for oppugnant vilipend.

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  • "An Act of Parliament, directly oppugnant to the laws of God and his holy Church..."

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  • You may see my attitude as defensive and oppugnant, but I vaticinate further derogation of our incomparable tongue should such complots be permitted to unfold without denunciation.

    A malison on the poor of spirit.

  • You may see my attitude as defensive and oppugnant, but I vaticinate further derogation of our incomparable tongue should such complots be permitted to unfold without denunciation.

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  • He was much taken up with scientific interests; keen, intent, and somewhat oppugnant in what concerned his favourite pursuits, but unsuspicious and trustful in the ordinary affairs of life.

    Villette

  • He goes on, "_Cur clandestinis consiliis nos oppugnant? cur de perfugis nostris copias comparant contra nos_?"

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker.

  • Once you set up an hypothesis you unconsciously, and in spite of yourself, accentuate unduly the importance of all data making toward that hypothesis, while, on the other hand you either utterly neglect, misconstrue, or fail to fully appreciate, the evidence oppugnant to your theory.

    The Darrow Enigma

  • Here he encounters the oppugnant back of the voracious ROBERT, who grows quite annoyed.

    The Servant in the House

  • Thence came also discord and the clashing of oppugnant wills among the lower creation, and deterioration of their powers down to the lowest.

    Meister Eckhart's Sermons / first time translated into English by Claud Field

  • There must be a coincidence of many silently oppugnant forces, emotional, scientific, and material.

    Rousseau (Volume 1 and 2)

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