Gainsayer



[geyn-sey, geyn-sey] /ˈgeɪnˌseɪ, geɪnˈseɪ/

verb (used with object), gainsaid, gainsaying.
1.
to deny, dispute, or contradict.
2.
to speak or act against; oppose.
/ɡeɪnˈseɪ/
verb -says, -saying, -said
1.
(transitive) (archaic or literary) to deny (an allegation, a statement, etc); contradict
v.

“contradict,” c.1300, literally “say against,” from Old English gegn- “against” (see again) + say (v.). “Solitary survival of a once common prefix” [Weekley], which was used to form such now-obsolete compounds as gain-taking “taking back again,” gainclap “a counterstroke,” gainbuy “redeem,” and gainstand “to oppose.” Related: Gainsaid; gainsaying.

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