naysayer


nay·say·er

noun \ˈnā-ˌsā-ər, -ˌser\

: a person who says something will not work or is not possible : a person who denies, refuses, or opposes something

Full Definition of NAYSAYER

:  one who denies, refuses, opposes, or is skeptical or cynical about something
nay–say·ing \-ˌsā-iŋ\ noun

Examples of NAYSAYER

  1. There are always naysayers who say it can't be done.
  2. <those naysayers who attack the integrity of the entire judicial system>

First Known Use of NAYSAYER

1721

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