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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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There is no gainsaying that the provisions of Article 311 have come in the way of bringing corrupt civil servants to book.
There's nothing to gain at this point from my gainsaying, or my supporting, say on pay nay-sayers.
Reid said: "We pipped United the last time at Celtic Park but there's no gainsaying the fact they're the European champions.
Of all that, it is our belief there can be no doubt, no denial, no gainsaying.
Yet, however arcane the measure, there can be no gainsaying the fact that a 25% rise in violent crime on Merseyside is an issue of serious concern, particularly when the increase for the rest of the UK is 7% and the North-west as a whole 9%.
While one may quibble about the claim of theoretical novelty, there is no gainsaying the book's comprehensiveness and scholarly value.
It is one that we think has had an impact on our interests and those of the Philippines as well as our allies and of the Iraqis and there's no gainsaying that.
But if a strong sense of story was lacking, there was no gainsaying the dramatic thrust and progress of the music.
The disappearance of Randall Terry and Joseph Scheidler from the evening news may frankly be welcomed more by our opponents than by us, but there is no gainsaying that the prochoice movement in 2004 finds itself in far better circumstances than most of us could have imagined in 1991.
There is no gainsaying that all these decisions are based on band-aid philosophy and fail to address the underlying problems plaguing the industry or the farm.
Yet there is no gainsaying the fact that the rounded contours of the small-frame revolvers make them more comfortable to carry as well as being faster to present from this type of deep concealment.
Without gainsaying the indisputable value of Klemperer's testimony about the brown plague that sullied Germany for 12 years, his letters also reveal a curious myopia that Aschheim does not highlight sufficiently.
The people who want to do good start gainsaying it, calling it a medieval instrument of torture," says Corcoran, who "has no patience" with this stance.
There is no way of gainsaying the need to avoid the Antisemitism of much Christian triumphalism, but Hanhart's attempt to establish this claim is not altogether convincing.
Indeed, there is no gainsaying the fact that most residents of this area, a city within a city really, lived economically pinched, politically squeezed, and socially and culturally constricted lives.