What is another word for Gainsaying?

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[ ɡˈe͡ɪnse͡ɪɪŋ], [ ɡˈe‍ɪnse‍ɪɪŋ], [ ɡ_ˈeɪ_n_s_eɪ_ɪ_ŋ]

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    How to use "Gainsaying" in context?

    Gainsaying is a prospective statement that undermines the validity of an assertion. It is most commonly used in debate and conversation, where a speaker may hope to persuade an opponent that a previous statement or position is untrue.

    It can be a delicate matter, as it can unnecessarily insult or damage relationships. In informal conversation, one often "goes around" the other person by repeating their earlier statement, in order to belie it.

    Although occasionally useful, gainsaying can also be misleading, as it may give the impression that the speaker has more knowledge or experience than they actually do.

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