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oppugnant Line breaks: op¦pug|nant
Pronunciation: /əˈpʌɡnənt/

Definition of oppugnant in English:

adjective

formal
Opposing; antagonistic: extremes and oppugnant minorities

Derivatives

oppugnancy
noun
Example sentences
  • In short, one loves being warm in the cold, not being exclusively cold; one loves a certain oppugnancy, and it is fruitful.

Origin

Early 16th century: from Latin oppugnant- 'fighting against', from the verb oppugnare (see oppugn).

Words that rhyme with oppugnant

repugnant
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