Naysayer definition

nāsāər
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One who opposes, refuses, or denies, esp. habitually.
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One who consistently denies, criticizes, or doubts; a detractor.

He ignored the naysayers and succeeded with his idea.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of naysayer - nay-sayer

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
naysayer
Plural:
naysayers

Origin of naysayer

  • Origin: 1715-1725, from nay + say +"Ž -er, equivalent to naysay +"Ž -er. First recorded use: 1721.

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