Definitions for gainsayer

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gain•sayˈgeɪnˌseɪ, geɪnˈseɪ(v.t.)-said, -say•ing.

  1. to deny; dispute; contradict.

  2. to speak or act against; oppose.

Origin of gainsay:

1250–1300; ME gainsaien; see again , say



  1. gainsayer(Noun)

    One who contradicts or denies what is alleged; an opposer.

  2. gainsayer(Noun)

    A person who gainsays others; a disagreeable person.

  3. Origin: From aȝenseyere, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gainsayer(noun)

    one who gainsays, contradicts, or denies


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