1、against + say.
- gainsay (v.)
- "contradict, deny, dispute," c. 1300, literally "say against," from gain- (Old English gegn- "against;" see again) + say (v.). In Middle English it translates Latin contradicere. "Solitary survival of a once common prefix" [Weekley]. It also figured in such now-obsolete compounds as gain-taking "taking back again," gainclap "a counterstroke," gainbuy "redeem," Gaincoming "Second Advent," and gainstand "to oppose." Related: Gainsaid; gainsaying.
- 1. Nobody can gainsay his claims.
- 2. However much people have criticised her style and some of her policies no one will gainsay her courage.
- 3. The practical and pragmatic gainsay the Utopian and transcendental.
- 4. Beyond gainsay it is a genuine Rembrandt.
- 5. She is a fine woman - that nobody can gainsay.
- 她是个好女人 - 无人能否认.
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