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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.


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.
In 1941, after her divorce from singer Tony Martin, Faye married orchestra leader Phil Harris in a union that was naysayed by industry wags, but which lasted until his death.