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nay

adverb

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not merely this but also
  • I was angry—nay, furious—at the way they were treating that poor dog

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Synonyms & Antonyms of nay (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a vote or decision against something
  • when the votes were tallied, it was 241 yeas and 54 nays

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2 an unwillingness to grant something asked for
  • gave a resounding nay to the request for a mixed-company camping trip

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The first known use of nay was in the 13th century

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“Nay.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nay. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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