Meaning of “gainsay” in the English Dictionary

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"gainsay" in British English

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gainsayverb [ T often in negatives ]

uk /ˌɡeɪnˈseɪ/ us /ˌɡeɪnˈseɪ/ gainsaid, gainsaid formal

to refuse to accept something as the truth:

Certainly there's no gainsaying (= it is not possible to doubt) the technical brilliance of his performance.

(Definition of “gainsay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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