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nigh

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of nigh

  1. not being distant in time, space, or significance <the end is nigh> Synonyms close-up, immediate, near, nearby, neighboring, next-door, close, proximateRelated Words abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy; close-in, hand-to-handNear Antonyms divorced, removed, separatedAntonyms away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote


nigh

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nigh

  1. 1 at, within, or to a short distance or time <have worked for them for nigh on 10 years> Synonyms around, by, close, hard, in, nearby, nearRelated Words hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily

  2. 2 very close to but not completely <he has nigh completed his degree> Synonyms about, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, almost, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighRelated Words appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely


nigh

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of nigh

  1. close to <a field nigh the church> Synonyms about, by, near, next to, aroundRelated Words alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards)


nigh

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nigh

  1. 1 to come near or nearer <as the hour of his death was nighing> Synonyms belly up, close, close in, come up, draw on, near, approachRelated Words arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, vergeNear Antonyms clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk outAntonyms back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

  2. 2 to move closer to <as the old man was nighing his hour of death> Synonyms advance, approach, near, comeRelated Words drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms depart, exit, leaveAntonyms go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw


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