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yeasayer Syllabification: yea·say·er
Pronunciation: /ˈyāˌsāər/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of yeasayer in English:


1A person with a positive, confident outlook.
Example sentences
  • Researchers using Likert scales reword items to identify yeasayers and naysayers.
  • For once, how about looking at the ways that yeasayers do a disservice to theater and the craft of criticism?
  • These project influencers - both the yeasayers and especially naysayers - are ignored to the peril of the project.
2A person who always agrees with or is submissive to others.
Example sentences
  • In earlier days agents were transferred to places like Gallup because they had somehow offended J. Edgar Hoover or one of the swarm of yeasayers with which he had manned the upper echelons of his empire.
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