nill

verb
\ ˈnil How to pronounce nill (audio) \
nilled; nilling; nills

Definition of nill

intransitive verb

archaic : to be unwilling : will not will you nill you, I will marry you— William Shakespeare

First Known Use of nill

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for nill

Middle English nilen, from Old English nyllan, from ne not + wyllan to wish — more at no, will

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“Nill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nill. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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