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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-puhg-nuh nt]
    • /əˈpʌg nənt/
    • /ˈɒpəɡnənsi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-puhg-nuh nt]
    • /əˈpʌg nənt/

Definitions of oppugnancy word

  • adjective oppugnancy opposing; antagonistic; contrary. 1
  • noun oppugnancy The act of oppugning; opposition; resistance. 1

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Origin of oppugnancy

First appearance:

before 1505
One of the 26% oldest English words
1505-15; < Latin oppugnant- (stem of oppugnāns), present participle of oppugnāre to oppose. See oppugn, -ant

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Parts of speech for Oppugnancy


oppugnancy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for oppugnancy

noun oppugnancy

  • animosity — Animosity is a strong feeling of dislike and anger. Animosities are feelings of this kind.
  • animus — If a person has an animus against someone, they have a strong feeling of dislike for them, even when there is no good reason for it.
  • antipathy — Antipathy is a strong feeling of dislike or hostility towards someone or something.
  • disagreement — the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
  • discord — lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.

Antonyms for oppugnancy

noun oppugnancy

  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • approval — If you win someone's approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it.
  • friendship — the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
  • good will — friendly disposition; benevolence; kindness.
  • harmony — agreement; accord; harmonious relations.

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