Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who has a confidently positive attitude.
  • noun One who tends to agree uncritically with others.

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Examples

  • This negative attitude received its answer in the work of that yea-sayer, W.E. Henley.

    Modern British Poetry

  • And the tramp asks himself as he lies full length on the earth and looks up at the stars -- are you a yea-sayer?

    A Tramp's Sketches

  • This negative attitude received its answer in the work of that yea-sayer, W.E. Henley.

    Introductory

  • Kraus quotes some yea-sayer to the effect that Zweig with his novellas had conquered all the languages of the world, and adds two words of his own: 'except one'.

    Davos Newbies

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