gainsay gainsay  /ˈɡeɪn ˌseɪ/

Definition(s):

  • (v) take exception to

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But no one could gainsay Mark McGwire.
  2. But you know, he's served the people of this country for fifty years, he's not going to gainsay the results.
  3. As to that, there was some argument, particularly in Rumania, but no one could gainsay the Axis victory.

News

  1. Internet.org, Facebook On Every Phone

    You'll recall that Facebook, Qualcomm et al have set up something called Internet.org. Dedicated to the idea of how we bring the internet to the next 5 billion people, those too poor to currently be able to gain access. I can't gainsay the basic idea, it sounds like a thoroughly good one to me. But it is possible to detect a certain amount of self-serving in the organisation's ideas. They've ...
    on September 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Meena Alexander Reads Her Poem, 'Experimental Geography'

    Experimental Geography Everything about the railway station was erased, including the woman who was carrying a child with a patch of blood on his shirt. I became all at once an American. This is a sentence very hard to translate. One is singing. Two says: one flows. You cannot know how things go. No Prophecy. Who can gainsay a bird singing in a suitcase? She was seven and started praying as hard ...
    on September 17, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  3. Weekly Poem: 'Experimental Geography'

    By Meena Alexander Experimental Geography Everything about the railway station was erased, including the woman who was carrying a child with a patch of blood on his shirt. I became all at once an American. This is a sentence very hard to translate. One is singing. Two says: one flows. You cannot know how things go. No Prophecy. Who can gainsay a bird singing in a suitcase? She was seven and ...
    on September 17, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

Quotes

  • "It's nothing but trouble for the courts when they gainsay big acts of the legislative branch. It would make Bush v Gore look like a Sunday afternoon picnic if the Supreme Court invalidated this healthcare Bill," said Professor Larry Sabato, of...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Larry Sabato Source: Times Online

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