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Synonyms and Antonyms of no

  1. 1 not in any degree, way, or under any condition <this cake is no better than the last one we made> Synonyms never, none, nothing, noway (or noways), nowiseRelated Words nowhere nearNear Antonyms completely, extremely, full, fully, par excellence, right, very; altogether, exactly; somehow, someway (also someways); outAntonyms anyhow, anyway, anywise, at all, ever, half, however

  2. 2 certainly not <in no uncertain terms we were told to leave> Synonyms ill, hardly, none, no way, scarcelyRelated Words near, never, nothing, nowhere, nowiseNear Antonyms awful, awfully, enormously, exceedingly (also exceeding), extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, immensely, mightily, mighty, most, quite, terribly, very; assuredly, clearly, hands down, perfectly, plainly, really, truly, unequivocally, unquestionably, utterly; doubtless, more or less, mostly, rather, slightly, somewhatAntonyms absolutely, certainly, completely, definitely, positively, surely



Synonyms and Antonyms of no

  1. how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable <no—you can't possibly mean that I failed that test! I studied for days!> Synonyms ah, aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, pshaw, well, what, why Related Words gee, gee whiz, ha, hello, hey, lo, oh; fiddlesticks, phooey, pooh; there; oops (or whoops also woops), ugh; egad, gad, gadzooks [archaic], the deuce, the devil, the dickens, zounds



Synonyms and Antonyms of no

  1. 1 a vote or decision against something <though I wanted spaghetti for dinner, the consensus was a decisive no> Synonyms nay, negative, non placet Related Words con; blackball, veto; denial, negation, refusal Near Antonyms pro; acceptance, approval, grace Antonyms positive, yea, yes

  2. 2 an unwillingness to grant something asked for <gave him a polite no when he asked her to dance> Synonyms declination, disallowance, nay, denial, nonacceptance, refusal, rejection, turndownRelated Words rebuff, repudiation, repulse, spurn; negative; ban, injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppressionNear Antonyms acceptance, accession, acquiescence, agreement, assent, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, leave, license (or licence), permission, sanction, sufferance; imprimatur, seal, signature, stampAntonyms allowance, approval, grant, OK (or okay)

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