Gainsay vs Forsay - What's the difference?
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.
To contradict; to withsay; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
* 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.
, title= Griffith acted, and lived, by Golden Rule
, newspaper=The Post and Courier
, publisher=Evening Post Publishing
, 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
to deny, gainsay