Definition of Gainsayer

1. n. One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies.



Definition of Gainsayer

1. Noun. One who contradicts or denies what is alleged; an opposer. ¹

2. Noun. A person who gainsays others; a disagreeable person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gainsayer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gainsayer

gaining control
gainings
gainless
gainlessly
gainlessness
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gainliness
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gainrace
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gainsayer (current term)
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gainstanding

Literary usage of Gainsayer

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1. The Works of the Reverend John Fletcher by John Fletcher (1833)
"PAUL. overthrow the objection we have here Been considering, and effectually to stop the mouth QÍ every gainsayer. * . , '.. CHAPTER ХШ., The doctrines of ..."

2. Introductory Lectures on the Study of History: Delivered Before the by Thomas Greenwood (1835)
"... the Church of England has renounced those miraculous gifts, as necessary now as ever, to convince the gainsayer and the infidel, to confound heresy and ..."

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