nay-saying

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Verb[edit]

nay-saying

  1. Present participle of nay-say.

Noun[edit]

nay-saying (plural nay-sayings)

  1. Negating; denial; the personality trait of contrariness.
    • 2000, John F. McGrew and John G. Bilotta, "The effectiveness of risk management: measuring what didn't happen," Management Decision, vol. 38, no. 4, p. 295,
      We need a tool to extract from the risk assessment and intervention contingency tables any bias toward yea-saying or nay-saying.

References[edit]

  • naysaying” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.