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If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
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English

Etymology 1

French née, feminine of , past participle of naître, to be born.

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /niː/, also IPA: /neɪ/
Homophones

Adjective

nee (not comparable)

Positive
nee

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.
    Mrs Smith, nee Jones
  2. Used when giving a former name.
    Since the name change Butch (nee Frances) seems more tough and self-assured.
Usage notes
  • As it is not a naturalised word in English, nee is often italicised.
Translations

Etymology 2

Possibly from Old English ne (no).

Interjection

nee

  1. (Geordie) no, used to express no as a quantity, i.e. not any, like German kein/Dutch geen/French rien. Compare with na.
    Nee way man! (No way)
    Thor's nee watter! (There's no water)

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adverb

nee

  1. no

Usage notes

  • Nee is used to show disagreement or negation.
    Nee, je vergist je.: No, you are mistaken.
    Nee, je mag nu geen televisie kijken: No, you may not watch television now.
  • Nee has a formal form, neen, which is archaic in spoken language, but quite common in written language.

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