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synonyms for naysayer

  • cynic
  • complainer
  • defeatist
  • downer
  • killjoy
  • misanthrope
  • sourpuss
  • gloomy
  • party pooper
  • prophet of doom
  • wet blanket
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They are willing to openly question the premise or logic or value of an idea, and they somehow manage to do this without building a reputation for being a naysayer or difficult to work with.
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So when you go to people in these various agencies, they are professional naysayers, they say, “Well, we can’t do that.”
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As AT&T executes the largest strategic transformation in the Fortune 500, some of what the naysayers warned of is coming true.
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