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(Entry 1 of 4)

not being distant in time, space, or significance
  • the end is nigh

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nigh

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of nigh (Entry 2 of 4)

1 at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • have worked for them for nigh on 10 years

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2 very close to but not completely
  • he has nigh completed his degree

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Synonyms of nigh (Entry 3 of 4)

close to
  • a field nigh the church

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nigh

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of nigh (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to come near or nearer
  • as the hour of his death was nighing

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2 to move closer to
  • as the old man was nighing his hour of death

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“Nigh.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nigh. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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