Nay (adverb)

Used to express negative opposition or dissent, especially in a vote.


Middle english: from old english nā, ne "not", of germanic origin.


  1. The motion was put to a vote and the nays had it.
  2. The town council voted overwhelmingly to approve the new project, with only a few nays.
  3. I asked him if he wanted to come along, but he said nay.
  4. The proposal was put to the test, and to everyone's surprise, there were more nays than yeas.
  5. The question was put to the audience, and a resounding chorus of nays filled the room.
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