foregainst

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *foregaynst, foreagenis, foragenis, foreganis, from Old English foran ongean (opposite), equivalent to fore- +‎ gainst. Compare German vorentgegen.

Preposition[edit]

foregainst

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Directly opposite to; in the opposite scale to.

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