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impugn

  
  ( impugns    3rd person present)   ( impugning    present participle)   ( impugned    past tense & past participle  ) If you impugn something such as someone's motives or integrity, you imply that they are not entirely honest or honourable.  
FORMAL      verb  
The Secretary's letter questions my veracity and impugns my motives...      V n  
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impugn

  
  
assail, attack, call into question, cast aspersions upon, cast doubt upon, challenge, criticize, dispute, gainsay     (archaic or literary)   oppose, question, resist, traduce  

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impound, impudent, impunity, imp

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