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.
All of the gainsaying is irrelevant and unnecessary in that light.
Answerable to this wilfulness of theirs, in gainsaying the truth,
Alas! the more upright they are, the fitter for the Lord by them to break a gainsaying people.
Korah was the ring-leader: he formed and headed the faction; therefore it is called the gainsaying of Korah, Jude 11.
Did you know that MLK used the word gainsaid actually "gainsaying" in his Letter From a Birmingham Jail?
"By the three kings!" cried the Brabanter, "this time at least there is no gainsaying which is the better weapon, or which the truer hand that held it.
And so, as I say, Pons had earned such a right to impudent familiarity that at least there was no gainsaying him by my father's son.
You are not in love (this you say in not gainsaying my attack on you, and so far I understand), because you are a student of Economics.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
The automatic gainsaying of another is NOT an argument.