nay


nay

adverb

  1. and not only so but; not only that but also; indeed: many good, nay, noble qualities.
  2. Archaic. no (used in dissent, denial, or refusal).

noun

  1. a denial or refusal.
  2. a negative vote or voter.

sentence substitute

  1. mainly archaic, or dialect an archaic or dialect (except in voting by voice) word for no 1

noun

    1. a person who votes in the negative
    2. a negative vote

adverb

  1. (sentence modifier) archaic an emphatic form of no 1

word of negation, late 12c., from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse nei, compound of ne “not” (see un-) + ei “ever” (see aye (2)).

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