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synonyms for gainsay

  • combat
  • contravene
  • controvert
  • cross
  • deny
  • disagree
  • disclaim
  • disprove
  • dispute
  • fight
  • impugn
  • negate
  • negative
  • oppose
  • refute
  • repudiate
  • resist
  • traverse
  • withstand
  • disaffirm
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antonyms for gainsay

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  • accept
  • acknowledge
  • admit
  • agree
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • concur
  • consent
  • endorse
  • go along
  • harmonize
  • help
  • make peace
  • permit
  • prove
  • support
  • surrender
  • uphold
  • yield
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How to use gainsay in a sentence

I ne'er heard yet that any of these bolder vices wanted less impudence to gainsay what they did, than to perform it first.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
It was hard to make clear what the mate meant, but all to a 22 certain extent understood, and no one ventured to gainsay it.
ADRIFT ON THE PACIFICEDWARD S. ELLIS
There was that about me to stir surprise; with those 14 generous days so long gone by, I will not gainsay it.
THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
"I cannot gainsay your statement," the Count de Montego said.
UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMANDG. A. HENTY
It would seem that he could not gainsay her words, for he made no reply.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 5, NO. 1, JANUARY, 1852VARIOUS
It will be the child's first ball, and I cannot gainsay her.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
She had had an idea that real ladies were "nasty," but Miriam was not nasty, and who could gainsay that Miriam was a real lady?
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
She was after all a sort of nurse and waiting-maid, though she had a fine dignity about it that even Elizabeth could not gainsay.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
Even the Medici could not gainsay a summons signed 'Elizabeth' and emphasised by one of her Majesty's ships of war.
ROMANCE OF ROMAN VILLASELIZABETH W. (ELIZBETH WILLIAMS) CHAMPNEY
And I care not to gainsay them, for it is close enough to the truth, and few know that I had so nearly a hand in the matter.
WULFRIC THE WEAPON THANECHARLES W. WHISTLER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GAINSAY

  • confute
  • contradict
  • contravene
  • controvert
  • deny
  • disaffirm
  • disagree
  • explode
  • gainsay
  • negate
  • negative
  • oppose
  • repudiate
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