transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado gainsaid /geɪnˈseɪd; geɪnˈsed/)
- [formal] (usually negative/generalmente negativo) [argument/assertion] refutar [formal] there is no gainsaying the fact that he lied es innegable que mintió there is no gainsaying her talent es innegable or indiscutible que tiene talentoMore example sentences
- I'm not denying or gainsaying the fact that one could make a case.
- These revisionists could not of course ultimately gainsay the fact that France was defeated.
- In an era in which the very power of national governments of reformist pedigree to deliver reforms is under question, Labour gainsays the question.
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