naysayer

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noun nay·say·er \ˈnā-ˌsā-ər, -ˌser\

Definition of naysayer

  1. :  one who denies, refuses, opposes, or is skeptical or cynical about something There are always naysayers who say it can't be done.

nay–saying

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Examples of naysayer in a Sentence

  1. There are always naysayers who say it can't be done.

  2. those naysayers who attack the integrity of the entire judicial system

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First Known Use of naysayer

1721


NAYSAYER Defined for English Language Learners

naysayer

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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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