gainstanding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From gainstand +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

gainstanding (uncountable)

  1. Resistance; opposition.
    • 1847, The American journal of science - Page 324:
      The facts, however, are of so clear and palpable a nature, that there is no gainstanding them.
    • 1956, Elizabeth M. Nugent, The thought & culture of the English Renaissance:
      And so they entered into the town witliout any gainstanding.

Etymology 2[edit]

From gainstand.

Verb[edit]

gainstanding

  1. Present participle of gainstand.