Definition of naysayer
: one who denies, refuses, opposes, or is skeptical or cynical about something There are always naysayers who say it can't be done.
nay–sayingplay \ˈnā-ˌsā-iŋ\ noun
Examples of naysayer in a Sentence
There are always naysayers who say it can't be done.
those naysayers who attack the integrity of the entire judicial system
Recent Examples of naysayer from the Web
Trump took pains to reassure any naysayers watching.
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Naysayers could no longer suppress Ann with silence or ridicule.
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Definition of naysayer for English Language Learners
: a person who says something will not work or is not possible : a person who denies, refuses, or opposes something
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