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WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 3rd July 2022
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impugn (verb) im-PEWN



Criticize, call into question, oppose, attack.

But such slips as have crept into his text do not constitute a serious blemish or tend to impugn the good faith of his statements on matters where there is no other source of information.

Charles W. Colby, The Founder of New France. Amazon

'Jeff,' says Andy after a long time, 'quite unseldom I have seen fit to impugn your molars when you have been chewing the rag with me about your conscientious way of doing business'.

O. Henry, The Gentle Grafter. Amazon

It is a hardy question, fair sir and Boss, since it doth go far to impugn the wisdom of even our holy Mother Church herself.

Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Amazon

"I don't think Margaret Thatcher would impugn the integrity of a commanding general in a time of war, as Hillary Clinton did," Mr Giuliani fired back.

Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, 20 September 2007. Guardian




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