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gainsay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gainsay

  1. 1 to declare not to be true it can't be gainsaid that most people wish they had more time and money Synonyms contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, deny, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiateRelated Words traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

  2. 2 to make an assertion that is contrary to one made by (another) repeatedly tried to gainsay me, though every point I made was backed up by facts Synonyms disagree (with), contradictRelated Words challenge, contest, dispute, question; confute, rebut, refute; cross, fight, oppose, resistNear Antonyms confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify; attest, authenticate, avouch, certify, testify (to), vouch (for), witnessAntonyms agree (with), concur (with)

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