verb (used with object), gain·said, gain·say·ing.
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Origin of gainsay
OTHER WORDS FROM gainsaygainsayer, nounun·gain·said, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for gainsay
He once gainsaid the talent of Louis Lambert, his Vendome school-mate.
He had adopted that system, while Minoret gainsaid the truth thereof.
This impression was not gainsaid, but the whole tangle grew denser.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
Having fundamental principles which cannot be gainsaid, we may philosophically draw deductions.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
Be this as it may, the fact could not be gainsaid that Last Bull was growing more and more morose.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts