oppugnancy

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Etymology[edit]

oppugnant +‎ -cy This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

oppugnancy (countable and uncountable, plural oppugnancies)

  1. The act of oppugning; opposition; resistance
    • Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (act 1, scene 3)
      Take but degree away, untune that string,
      And, hark, what discord follows! each thing meets
      In mere oppugnancy []

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