impugn


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impugn \Im*pugn"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impugned; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Impugning.] [OE. impugnen, F. impugner, fr. L.
   impugnare; in on, against + pugnare to flight. See
   Pugnacious.]
   To attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to
   call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay;
   to oppose; as, to impugn a person's integrity.
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         The truth hereof I will not rashly impugn, or
         overboldly affirm.                       --Peacham.
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