Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Opposition, especially in speech.
  • n. Refusal to accept or believe something.
  • n. Contradiction.
  • n. Denial; denying.
  • n. Rebellious opposition; rebellion.
  • v. Present participle of gainsay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Opposition, especially in speech; refusal to accept or believe something; contradiction; denial.
  • n. Rebellious opposition; rebellion Core.

Etymologies

From Middle English gaynesayenge, ȝeinseiing, ȝeinsegging, equivalent to gainsay +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)
From gainsay. (Wiktionary)

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