What does gainsay mean?

Definitions for gainsayˈgeɪnˌseɪ, geɪnˈseɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"


  1. gainsay(Verb)

    To contradict; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.

  2. Origin: From gainsayen, ȝeinseggen, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gainsay(verb)

    to contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid

  2. Origin: [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See Again, and Say to utter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gainsay

    gān′sā, v.t. to contradict: to deny: to dispute.—ns. Gain′sayer (B.), an opposer; Gain′saying.—v.t. Gain′strive (Spens.), to strive against. [A.S. gegn, against, and say.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gainsay in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gainsay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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