Gainsaid
Gainsay Gain`say" (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gainsaid} (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gainsaying}.] [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See {Again}, and {Say} to utter.] To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid. [1913 Webster]

I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. --Luke xxi. 15. [1913 Webster]

The just gods gainsay That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother, My sacred aunt, should by my mortal sword Be drained. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gainsay — Gain say (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gainsaid} (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gainsaying}.] [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See {Again}, and {Say} to utter.] To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid. [1913 Webster] I will give …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gainsaying — Gainsay Gain say (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gainsaid} (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gainsaying}.] [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See {Again}, and {Say} to utter.] To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impugnable — Im*pugn a*ble, a. Capable of being impugned; that may be gainsaid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irrefragable — Ir*ref ra*ga*ble, a. [F. irr[ e]fragable, L. irrefragabilis. See {Refragable}.] Not refragable; not to be gainsaid or denied; not to be refuted or overthrown; irrefutable; unanswerable; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irrefragableness — Irrefragable Ir*ref ra*ga*ble, a. [F. irr[ e]fragable, L. irrefragabilis. See {Refragable}.] Not refragable; not to be gainsaid or denied; not to be refuted or overthrown; irrefutable; unanswerable; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irrefragably — Irrefragable Ir*ref ra*ga*ble, a. [F. irr[ e]fragable, L. irrefragabilis. See {Refragable}.] Not refragable; not to be gainsaid or denied; not to be refuted or overthrown; irrefutable; unanswerable; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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