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English

Pronunciation

Adverb

nay

  1. (archaic) no.

Conjunction

nay

  1. or even, or more like, or should I say
    His face was dirty, nay filthy.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 18.
      And even in our wildest and most wandering reveries, nay in our very dreams, we shall find, if we reflect, that the imagination ran not altogether at adventures,

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Noun

Singular
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  1. A vote against.
    I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.
  2. A person who voted against.
    The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed, the nays have it.

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