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gainsay


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gainsay  \Gain`say"\  (?  or  ?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Gainsaid}  (?  or  ?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Gainsaying}.]  [OE. 
  geinseien  ageinseien  See  {Again},  and  {Say}  to  utter.] 
  To  contradict;  to  deny;  to  controvert;  to  dispute;  to  forbid. 
 
  I  will  give  you  a  mouth  and  wisdom  which  all  your 
  adversaries  shall  not  be  able  to  gainsay  nor  resist. 
  --Luke  xxi. 
  15. 
 
  The  just  gods  gainsay  That  any  drop  thou  borrow'dst 
  from  thy  mother,  My  sacred  aunt,  should  by  my  mortal 
  sword  Be  drained.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gainsay 
  v  :  take  exception  to  "She  challenged  his  claims"  [syn:  {challenge}, 
  {dispute}] 




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