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oppugner (plural oppugners)
- 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.