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gainsay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgainsaygain‧say /ˌɡeɪnˈseɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle gainsaid /-ˈsed/) [transitive usually in negatives] formal 🔊 🔊 DISAGREEto say that something is not true, or to disagree with someone syn contradict 🔊 No one dared to gainsay him.→ See Verb table
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gainsayAnd who could gainsay either of them?Few could gainsay that such growth poses an unprecedented challenge to mankind.It may be very difficult to gainsay the claim.Mr Smith's survival techniques are sound and I can not imagine that any accountant would gainsay them.
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Verb table
gainsay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygainsay
he, she, itgainsays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygainsaid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gainsaid
he, she, ithas gainsaid
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gainsaid
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gainsay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gainsaid
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gainsaying
he, she, itis gainsaying
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you, we, theyare gainsaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas gainsaying
you, we, theywere gainsaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gainsaying
he, she, ithas been gainsaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gainsaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gainsaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gainsaying
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