gainsay

Part of speech: verb

To contradict; controvert.

Part of speech: noun

Galnsayer.

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Usage examples "gainsay":

  1. This is what I fancy myself to be doing now, and if any one shall say that my little pictures are superficial, I shall not be able to gainsay him. - "London Films", W.D. Howells.
  2. It was Kate’ s way and no one might gainsay her. - "Marcia Schuyler", Grace Livingston Hill Lutz.
  3. It was impossible to gainsay the fact that if there was a prospective engagement, Mrs. Lunn had shown her usual discretion. - "The Life of Nancy", Sarah Orne Jewett.