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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How to use naysayer in a sentence
The most notable naysayer was Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning co-discoverer of the structure of DNA who later became a neuroscientist.Artificial Neural Nets Finally Yield Clues to How Brains Learn | Anil Ananthaswamy | February 18, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
They are willing to openly question the premise or logic or value of an idea, and they somehow manage to do this without building a reputation for being a naysayer or difficult to work with.8 tips on being a productive skeptic in your workplace | Heather Landy | February 5, 2021 | Quartz
Despite the naysayers, Peloton has managed to soar in the past year, posting profits and ever-growing revenue in recent quarters even while struggling to produce quickly enough to match demand.
So when you go to people in these various agencies, they are professional naysayers, they say, “Well, we can’t do that.”A Leading NYC Mayoral Candidate Thinks Roof Farms Can Save America’s Cities | Amanda Kludt | January 14, 2021 | Eater
As AT&T executes the largest strategic transformation in the Fortune 500, some of what the naysayers warned of is coming true.
“I agree with the naysayers—in fact, I pretty much am a naysayer,” concludes Noller.Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies | Charlotte Lytton | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nowinski admits that the league “went from being a naysayer to a powerful advocate” for the cause.Steve James and Christopher Nowinski Talk the New Doc ‘Head Games’ | Kevin Fallon | September 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST