Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Word of the Day

I learned a new word today:  impugning

It seems to be an important word.  I've missed out on using it for so many years and now there's so much impugning going around, it seems only fair I shall make effective use of it.

gerund or present participle: impugning
  1. 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"  that doesn't sound right, let's reverse, "The mother does not impugn his capacity as a good father".  Better.


    call into question, challenge, question, dispute, query, take issue with

    "Are you impugning my judgment?"
    I am indeed impugning the judgment of a lot of people these days.  

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