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impugn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpugnim‧pugn /ɪmˈpjuːn/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 CRITICIZEto express doubts about someone’s honesty, courage, ability etc 🔊 I did not mean to impugn her professional abilities.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
impugnAndrew's own orthodoxy was never impugned.The irony is that in other Arab countries it is the opposition that impugns democracy as the constitutional foundation of the republic.This is a knowledge which has been impugned in literature, and which has deteriorated there.Pollutions which attract substantial publicity risk impugning the agency's competence.Gerlick has filed a complaint impugning the judge's integrity.In a press conference, Bush supporters used the strongest language so far to impugn the legitimacy of the continued Florida recounts.Without impugning the motives of any believer in this, I point out that it reeks of a vile and dangerous racism.Key field support teams were said to be overtly impugning the reputations of colleagues within earshot of customers.Political combatants now routinely impugn the very moral fiber of their opponents.
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Verb table
impugn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyimpugn
he, she, itimpugns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyimpugned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave impugned
he, she, ithas impugned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad impugned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill impugn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have impugned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam impugning
he, she, itis impugning
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you, we, theyare impugning
Past
I, he, she, itwas impugning
you, we, theywere impugning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been impugning
he, she, ithas been impugning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been impugning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be impugning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been impugning
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