well-nigh

adverb \ ˈwel-ˈnī \

Definition of well-nigh

: almost, nearly
  • well-nigh impossible

First Known Use of well-nigh

before 12th century

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WELL-NIGH Defined for English Language Learners

well-nigh

Definition of well-nigh for English Language Learners

  • : almost or nearly


WELL-NIGH Defined for Kids

well-nigh

adverb \ ˈwel-ˈnī \

Definition of well-nigh for Students

: almost


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