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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj impugnable subject to being discredited
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Impugnable Capable of being impugned; that may be gainsaid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impugnable Capable of being impugned.
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In literature:

A thesis was propounded, attacked, and defended ("impugned and propugned") with the proper forms of syllogistic reasoning.
"Life in the Medieval University" by Robert S. Rait
No voice was raised, no murmur was heard, to impugn the right of the new Lord Tristram of Blent.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
I do not wish to impugn his motives, mistaken as I suppose them.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
No one has ever ventured to impugn the mathematics of Lagrange.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Sally had classed him as a young whippersnapper, but this was unjust, if it impugned his stature.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Mr. Madison's intelligence is not to be impugned.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
Frederick Augustus has too much respect for the kingly dignity to impugn his partner, the Queen.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
On the other hand, the character of John Talaia was bitterly impugned.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
We do not here impugn the motives of judges.
"Social Justice Without Socialism" by John Bates Clark
Pocket felt his prime quality impugned.
"" by E.W. Hornung
No man can live long in Samoa and not have his honesty impugned.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The way to defend Milton against all impugners, is to take down the book and read it.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Motives are impugned, and purposes misinterpreted.
"Talkers" by John Bate
Some critics have impugned his legal knowledge, but probably without justice.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
If my manner to you last evening impugned your motives, I owe you an apology.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
If any man has impugned the sagacity of pigs, that man has erred!
"Mrs. Geoffrey" by Duchess
Mr. Seward was not in the habit of impugning the courage of any man.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
Mr. Barlow, a Fellow of Trinity College, from impugning the eternity of punishment in another world.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865" by Various
Details of his experiments were impugned.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
He was silent, for the question impugned more than his credulity, and he hesitated what to answer.
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

"Oh, fool I am. Oh, rebel worm!
If, when immortal, I was slain,
For daring to impugn his reign,
How shall I, thus infirm?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Canst thou behold yon silvery moon
And all the stars above,
And still the omniscient God impugn
With motives less than love?
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
What sage can dare impugn
Man's immortality?
Our godhead swims, immune
From death and destiny.
Ignored the bubble in the flow
Of love eighteen short years ago!
"Boo to Buddha" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

Berkley is digging back to a 2006 attack used — to little avail — against Heller in an attempt to impugn him by association with businessman Eddie Floyd, who was involved in a marijuana-growing ring in the early 2000s.
I've been impugned lately for my apparent cynicism.
Don't impugn the employment stats messengers.
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' finale scoop: Did Teresa Giudice impugn Caroline Manzo.
Follow-up question: Does Teresa Giudice know what " impugn " means.
Tech journos impugned it as "just a big iPod Touch".
I've been impugned lately for my apparent cynicism .
" According to Wallis and Colson, "when we disagree, especially when we strongly disagree, we should have robust debate but not resort to personal attack, falsely impugning others' motives, assaulting t...
He accused Bosnians in Sarajevo of shelling their own city and killing their own residents -- then packing the corpses into mass graves at Srebrenica -- in order to create world sympathy and to impugn the Serbs .
In this dynamic production, plots are hatched, troths are plighted, honor is impugned and defended, wars are fought, and swords are crossed at every opportunity.
In your zeal to impugn the character and intelligence of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, you rushed to embrace the shameless communist deceiver Vladimir Putin ("Russia's full plate," editorial, Sept 1).

In science:

Impugning the Integrity of Medical Science: The Adverse Effects of Industry Influence.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Collar have not only questioned the credibility of SIMPLE’s recent Phase II results [2, 3], but impugned the competence of its collaborators.
Harvard but at least Shaler was impugning environmental rather than genetic influences in saying that women were unlikely to become successful scientists.
Astrophysics in 2006
The images shown don’t look very braid-like to the author who most often wears her hair that way, but this should not impugn the interpretation, as we’ve never really been able to see the Crab either.
Astrophysics in 2006