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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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naysay

(ˈneɪˌseɪ)
n
a refusal or denial
vb (intr)
1. to speak of something in a negative manner
2. to say no
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Why it'll win: As in the picture category, voters who previously naysayed the first two films have made the "King" the favorite by looking at the trilogy as one entity, and the same thing applies here.
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