[ ney-sey-er ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of naysayer

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

Words Nearby naysayer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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