nay-saying
noun see naysayer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nay-saying — noun Negating; denial; the personality trait of contrariness. We need a tool to extract from the risk assessment and intervention contingency tables any bias toward yea saying or nay saying …   Wiktionary

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  • nay-sayer — /ˈneɪ seɪə/ (say nay sayuh) noun a person who habitually disagrees with any proposition put before them. {nay + say + er1} –nay saying, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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  • nay — [ neı ] interjection 1. ) an old word meaning no or not 2. ) an old word used for correcting yourself when you think of a better way of expressing something 3. ) FORMAL used for saying no when you vote in a group of people. The word for yes is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nay — UK [neɪ] / US interjection 1) an old word meaning no or not 2) an old word used for correcting yourself when you think of a better way of expressing something 3) formal used for saying no when you vote in a group of people. The word for yes is… …   English dictionary

  • naysaying — noun the act of saying no to a request • Hypernyms: ↑denial * * * nayˈsaying adjective and noun • • • Main Entry: ↑nay …   Useful english dictionary

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  • criticalness — noun The state or quality of being critical. Acquiescence may be roughly described as a yea saying tendency, criticalness as a nay saying tendency. See Also: critic, critical …   Wiktionary

  • naysayer — noun Date: 1721 one who denies, refuses, opposes, or is skeptical or cynical about something • nay saying noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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