oppugner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oppugn +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oppugner (plural oppugners)

  1. Someone who oppugns; an opponent.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , Bk.I, New York, 2001, p.168:
      Revenge and malice were as two violent oppugners on the one side; but honesty, religion, fear of God, withheld him on the other.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

oppugner

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of oppugnō