verb (used with object), gain·said, gain·say·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM gainsaygainsayer, nounun·gain·said, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for gainsay
But it will be a cost, and it will be large -- nobody can gainsay that.You Still Can't Wish Away the Facts on Immigration Amnesty|David Frum|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As long as the United States was the economic primus inter pares, those arguments were hard to gainsay.
I ne'er heard yet that any of these bolder vices wanted less impudence to gainsay what they did, than to perform it first.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
It was hard to make clear what the mate meant, but all to a 22 certain extent understood, and no one ventured to gainsay it.Adrift on the Pacific|Edward S. Ellis
There was that about me to stir surprise; with those 14 generous days so long gone by, I will not gainsay it.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
"I cannot gainsay your statement," the Count de Montego said.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
It would seem that he could not gainsay her words, for he made no reply.