daresaying

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From daresay +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

daresaying (plural daresayings)

  1. (rare) gerund of daresay: an act of venturing to say (as the speaker believes something is likely to be the case); the action of presuming or thinking that something is probable.
    • 1865, [Mary Elizabeth Braddon], “‘And I—What I Seem to My Friend, You See!’”, in Sir Jasper’s Tenant [], volume III, London: John Maxwell and Company [], OCLC 2200995, page 117:
      A deal of good your daresaying will do me on Saturday, when old Sloper hauls me over the coals in his private office, [...]
    • 1901, E[dith] Nesbit, “Being Beavers; or, The Young Explorers (Arctic or Otherwise)”, in The Wouldbegoods [], London: T[homas] Fisher Unwin, [], OCLC 716475690, page 155:
      Really great explorers would never be discouraged by the daresaying of a farmer, still less by his calling them names he ought not to.

Etymology 2[edit]

From daresay +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

daresaying

  1. (rare) present participle of daresay