Gainsay vs Forsay - What's the difference?

gainsay | forsay |


As verbs the difference between gainsay and forsay

is that gainsay is to contradict; to withsay; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid while forsay is to forbid.

gainsay

English

Verb

  • To contradict; to withsay; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
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  • * 1902 , , The Hound of the Baskervilles :
  • Know then that in the time of the Great Rebellion (the history of which by the learned Lord Clarendon I most earnestly commend to your attention) this Manor of Baskerville was held by Hugo of that name, nor can it be gainsaid that he was a most wild, profane, and godless man.
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  • , date=2012-07-07 , first= , last= , author= , authorlink= , coauthors= , title= Griffith acted, and lived, by Golden Rule , newspaper=The Post and Courier , city=Charleston , publisher=Evening Post Publishing , quotee= citation , page=5, Features , passage=And there was something childlike about Griffith, too, even in his Matlock days, as a deceptively sharp 'simple country lawyer,' a big-kid boyishness that did not mask his intelligence or gainsay his authority. }}

    Derived terms

    * gainsayer * gainsaying

    forsay

    English

    Verb

  • to forbid
  • to renounce
  • to deny, gainsay
  • to forsake
  • Anagrams

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