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Synonyms for gainsay

Synonyms for gainsay

to refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of

Synonyms for gainsay

take exception to

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If "orthodox" Southern thought, as Kreyling terms it, seems to reverberate with anxiety, to feel itself under siege, it just may be because the narrative this line of thought offers has a good many competitors, not to mention outright gainsayers.
This book, well worth careful study, calls gainsayers to the deep reflective experience upon which it is based.
However, with the rapid advancement of technologies designed to ease the burden of road pricing, and in light of the success of recent efforts around the world, many gainsayers are being buried under the weight of promising evidence.
I invite the gainsayers to come and see how effective they are; I think they will be surprised.
Now there will be gainsayers who assert that young people would be much better off investing in courses in useful things.
Its cosmological potency, firmly anchored in an immanent physical reality, vanquished all gainsayers.
The congenital gainsayers havenOt had their go yet, but to my untrained eye, this was something out of the top drawer, like a favourite pair of socks you can turn to for warmth and comfort on those cold days after the season has finished.
So when news arrived that they'd parted company with Island Records following the relatively underperforming success of Me-chanical Wonder and Crazy Lowdown Ways, the gainsayers were rubbing their hands with glee and pronouncing the end of the band.
In du Maurier's drawing (Punch, 17 July 1880), Jellaby Postlethwaite, gazing with intense satisfaction at the "freshly-cut Lily" on the table, oblivious of observers who think him strange because he sees what they don't see, is Ian Small, confidently British, seeing historical movements with some assumption of objectivity, and, indeed, writing a significant book of literary history without even acknowledging the gainsayers.
To start with, I regarded these people as superficial gainsayers, seeking dubious credibility by shooting down perfectly sound ideas that had served us well for decades - like the folk who took it upon themselves to decide that Abba were suddenly good after years of being rubbish, thereby condemning us to years of easy-listening hell.
Gainsayers are likely to take little solace from this report.