Definitions for gainsayˈgeɪnˌseɪ, geɪnˈseɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gain•sayˈgeɪnˌseɪ, geɪnˈseɪ(v.t.)-said, -say•ing.
to deny; dispute; contradict.
to speak or act against; oppose.
Origin of gainsay:
1250–1300; ME gainsaien; see again , say
challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)
take exception to
"She challenged his claims"
To contradict; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
Origin: From gainsayen, ȝeinseggen, equivalent to .
to contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid
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