I found this sentence in a book of Sunday School lessons, and I'll share it with you because it perfectly illustrates the meaning--and the tone--of the word gainsay:
This word means "to say against." To gainsay things or people is to speak against them, to disagree with them, to say that they're wrong.
"Striding forth again from retirement, No-Kami issued orders so prompt and to the purpose that there was no gainsaying them."
Explain the meaning of "gainsay" without saying "dispute" or "contradict."
Fill in the blanks: "Although (someone or something is imperfect in some way), there's no gainsaying (a certain excellent quality or effect)."
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1. A near opposite of GAINSAY is
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