Ungainsaid

gainsay

[geyn-sey, geyn-sey]
verb (used with object), gainsaid, gainsaying.
1.
to deny, dispute, or contradict.
2.
to speak or act against; oppose.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English gainsaien. See again, say1

gainsayer, noun
ungainsaid, adjective
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gainsay (ɡeɪnˈseɪ)
 
vb , -says, -saying, -said
archaic, literary or (tr) to deny (an allegation, a statement, etc); contradict
 
[C13 gainsaien, from gain-against + saien to say1]
 
gain'sayer
 
n

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gainsay
"to contradict," c.1300, lit. "say against," from O.E. gegn- "against" + say. "Solitary survival of a once common prefix" [Weekley], which was used to form such now-obsolete compounds as gain-taking "taking back again," gainclap "a counterstroke," gainbuy "redeem," and gainstand "to oppose." Related:
Gainsaid; gainsaying.
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