Oppugnant Op*pug"nant, a. [L. oppugnans, p. pr. of oppugnare. See {Oppugn}.] Tending to awaken hostility; hostile; opposing; warring. ``Oppugnant forces.'' --I. Taylor. -- n. An opponent. [R.] --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • oppugnant — index adversary, antipathetic (oppositional), competitive (antagonistic), contrary, discordant, hostile …   Law dictionary

  • oppugnant — [ə pug′nənt] adj. [L oppugnans, prp.: see OPPUGN] Rare hostile; antagonistic oppugnancy n …   English World dictionary

  • oppugnant — oppugnancy, n. /euh pug neuhnt/, adj. opposing; antagonistic; contrary. [1505 15; < L oppugnant (s. of oppugnans), prp. of oppugnare to oppose. See OPPUGN, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • oppugnant — [ə pʌgnənt] adjective formal opposing; antagonistic. Derivatives oppugnancy noun Origin C16: from L. oppugnant , oppugnare to attack (see oppugn) …   English new terms dictionary

  • oppugnant — op·pug·nant …   English syllables

  • oppugnant — /əˈpʌgnənt/ (say uh pugnuhnt) adjective opposing; antagonistic; contrary. –oppugnancy, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • oppugnant — adj. formal attacking; opposing. Derivatives: oppugnance n. oppugnancy n. oppugnation n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oppugnancy — Op*pug nan*cy, n. [See {Oppugnant}.] The act of oppugning; opposition; resistance. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adversary — ad·ver·sary 1 / ad vər ˌser ē/ n: one that contends with or opposes another; esp: any of the opposing parties in a legal action adversary 2 adj: of, relating to, or involving opposing parties or interests; specif: of, relating to, or involving a… …   Law dictionary

  • hostile — hos·tile adj 1: having an intimidating, antagonistic, or offensive nature a hostile work environment 2 a: of or relating to an opposing party in a legal action a hostile claim b: adverse to the interests of a party to a legal action if the… …   Law dictionary

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