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Pronunciation : Gain`say" ( or ; 277)
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See Again, and Say to utter.]
Definition : Defn: 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Gainsaid ( or ); p. pr. & vb. n. Gainsaying.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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