From Middle English gaynesayenge, ȝeinseiing, ȝeinsegging, equivalent to gainsay + -ing.
- Present participle of gainsay.
Variant of gainsay
transitive verbgainsaid , gainsaying
- to deny
- to contradict
- to speak or act against; oppose
Origin of gainsayMiddle English geinseggen ; from gein- ; from Old English gegn, against (see again) + secgan (see say)