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naysayer

[ ney-sey-er ]
/ ˈneɪˌseɪ ər /
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noun

a person who habitually expresses negative or pessimistic views: Despite a general feeling that things were going well, a few naysayers tried to cast gloom.

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Origin of naysayer

First recorded in 1715–25; nay + say1 + -er1
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