Definition of "nay" []

  • No: All but four Democrats voted nay. (adverb)
  • And moreover: He was ill-favored, nay, hideous. (adverb)
  • A denial or refusal. (noun)
  • A negative vote or voter. (noun)
  • A person who votes in the negative (noun)

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  • A negative vote (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "nay" in a sentence
  • "Maybe I'm just sayin 'nay today, but my general impression of these new things is "meh"."
  • "The Health Department spokesman sniped back at Connecticut in nay case: "Connecticut has issued no specific advisories for American eel and weakfish, while New York State has issued restrictive advisories for these fish.""
  • "Be generic, yea or nay is about the only thing that staffer is going to remember as long as the letter is not crackpot, as you stated."