oppugnancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oppugnant +‎ -cy

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"Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy:" (Ulysses’ speech in Troilus and Cressida, Act 1, Scene 3)

Noun[edit]

oppugnancy (plural oppugnancies)

  1. the act of oppugning; opposition; resistance

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