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
There was no gainsaying this reasoning, nor would Mr. and Mrs. Barlow have asked Brenda to change her plans.Brenda's Bargain|Helen Leah Reed
But now he was to receive confirmation of the story of Louise Aubin's suspicions from a source there was no gainsaying.A Traitor's Wooing|Headon Hill
Mrs. Middleton was sentimental—there was no gainsaying that; she was rather gushing.Elsie Marley, Honey|Joslyn Gray
There was no gainsaying this; and Bella was crushed and humiliated.The Long Portage|Harold Bindloss
The gainsaying of men brought Him to the bloody death of the Cross.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards