Gainsay - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɡeɪnˈseɪ|  American pronunciation of the word gainsay
Brit.  |ɡeɪnˈseɪ|  British pronunciation of the word gainsay

verb

- take exception to (syn: challenge, dispute)

Examples

...it can't be gainsaid that most people wish they had more time and money...

...repeatedly tried to gainsay me, though every point I made was backed up by facts...

No one dared to gainsay him.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: gainsay
he/she/it: gainsays
present participle: gainsaying
past tense: gainsaid
past participle: gainsaid
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