Definition of Gainsayers

1. Noun. (plural of gainsayer) ¹



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Definition of Gainsayers

1. gainsayer [n] - See also: gainsayer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gainsayers

gainings
gainless
gainlessly
gainlessness
gainlier
gainliest
gainliness
gainly
gainrace
gainrising
gains
gainsaid
gainsaw
gainsay
gainsayer
gainsayers (current term)
gainsaying
gainsays
gainsboro
gainset
gainsharing
gainshire
gainside
gainsome
gainspeaker
gainspeaking
gainst
gainstand
gainstanding
gainstands

Literary usage of Gainsayers

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1. Publications (1853)
"... to Matt. xvii. those who in uprightness of heart confide in him; we also see how he deals with enemies and gainsayers, and visits them. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1908)
"... faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he [the bishop] may be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to vince the gainsayers" (Titus i, 9). ..."

3. An Essay on Professional Ethics by George Sharswood (1884)
"That lawyers are as often the ministers of injustice as of justice, is the common accusation in the mouth of gainsayers against the profession. ..."

4. Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the by American Bar Association (1884)
"That lawyers are as often the ministers of injustice as of justice, is the common accusation in the mouth of gainsayers against the profession. ..."

5. The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood, Or, An Account of His Birth by Thomas Ellwood, Joseph Wyeth (1836)
"... and I stayed some time in the city, visiting Friends and answering gainsayers; for we had great disputes with professors of all sorts. ..."

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