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
JL: Jelena Ostapenko will not fizzle out in the first round, but rather, make a run deep into the second week, silencing the doubters and the haters and the naysayers.
These Brewers don’t care much about the naysayers from the outside.
There have been plenty of naysayers and people with doubts.
Why There Is Debate Municipal broadband has its naysayers.
President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers.
The stock is up nearly 50% so far this year, confounding naysayers.
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to defy naysayers again.
Trump took pains to reassure any naysayers watching.
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NAYSAYER Defined for English Language Learners
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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