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Gainsay Definition & Synonyms from 601 Words

Gainsay definition and synonyms with images and antonyms used in real context in visual dictionary and thesaurus for advanced ESL learners. Improve your academic vocabulary in context with the word, gainsay, from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam.

/ˌgeɪnˈseɪ/ (verb)

Gainsay definition

to deny or refuse to accept something as the truth, repudiate, contradict or contravene something or someone, challenge, speak against, oppose, dispute or disagree, argue, negate, dissent, countermand, disaffirm, refute


Undoubtedly there is no gainsaying the young boy being a prodigy, but who is a prodigy?

These studies start to give us a picture of the mind of prodigy. Prodigies are characterized by their at least average global intellectual functioning, and exceptional levels of working memory, attention to detail, and domain-specific talent.

Source of example:


accept, agree

Parts of speech

Noun: gainsayer

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