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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.
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someone who opposes something or says no to it
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a person who habitually expresses negative or pessimistic views.
nay′say`, v.t. -said, -say•ing.
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|Noun||1.||naysayer - someone with an aggressively negative attitude|
obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, resister, thwarter - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
technophobe - a person who dislikes or avoids new technology
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