naysaying


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nay·say

 (nā′sā′)
tr.v. nay·said (-sĕd′), nay·say·ing, nay·says (-sĕz′)
To oppose, deny, or take a pessimistic or negative view of: They will naysay any policy that raises taxes.

nay′say′er n.
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Noun1.naysaying - the act of saying no to a request
denial - the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
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Consumers jammed call centers and enrollment offices in the final sprint toward the Friday deadline in most of the country to get Affordable Care Act health plans for 2018, defying months of naysaying by President Donald Trump about the laws insurance marketplaces.
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Despite our misgivings at Sula's insistence and at the very degree of alienation Morrison accords her, we are prepared to accept her negative, naysaying freedom as a necessary declaration of independence [.
40) As will be shown, the naysaying is easily rebutted by other Charter provisions in light of accepted principles of treaty interpretation.
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As the narrative reels out, amusing cut-to-cut close-ups of cynical male community elders, each one a naysaying "talking head," punctuate the scenes of Aisholpan's sojourn.
She could have a debate so terrible that naysaying about her health is the least of her worries.
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Given Hollywood itself came under attack from the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947--leading to the blacklist of the Hollywood Ten, perhaps the most shameful hour in movie-business history--Good Night, and Good Luck doubles down on its Oscar-friendly wares: it is not just a period piece, but a corrective for past Hollywood sins; its great triumph shows filmed entertainment trumping political naysaying.
Out of the crowded field of 17 contestants in the GOP's presidential beauty pageant, Donald Trump is the last man standing, after repeatedly defying the oddsmakers, the political establishment, the media thought cartel, the political correctness gestapo, and a multitude of naysaying special interest groups.
Despite a lot of naysaying from some people, the plain truth is that the economy has bounced back impressively from the Great Recession, creating opportunity and improving the lives of millions of people.