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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