Definition of naysay in English:

naysay

Line breaks: nay¦say
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪseɪ
 
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verb (past and past participle naysaid)

[with object] chiefly US
Say no to; deny or oppose: I’m not going to naysay anything he does
More example sentences
  • The auto industry loves the federal handout, and environmentalists have a hard time naysaying any plan that encourages hydrogen, since they heartily endorse the technology too.
  • He's is pretty much naysaying the strategic importance of the IT sector.
  • From what I hear most of the usual naysaying pundits are rather hopeful about him.

Derivatives

naysayer

noun
More example sentences
  • And the naysayers, once exposed to my blog, can't resist the urge to rant and fume about me in posts on their own blogs.
  • A few naysayers like to disparage our system of mass communications.
  • This is a significant step, and don't let naysayers tell you otherwise.

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