Definition Of impug


dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.

the father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother

Example Of impug

  • A defamatory statement is one which impugns another person's reputation or adversely affects his or her standing in the community.

  • All too often, psychology's internal battles have been driven by ‘negative leaders,’ he says: people who attempt to gain power by impugning the motives or actions of others.

  • And I would hope that we can have this conversation and discuss what happened before and what went on before and what I said without impugning my credibility or my integrity.

  • And there is no reason to impugn the motives and/or professionalism of all of the other parties.

  • ‘One can't throw out accusations which impugn the good name of people and question their motivation and commitment,’ said Ms Harrington.

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