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Not vs. Naught

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Notadverb

Negates the meaning of the modified verb.

‘Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.’; ‘Not knowing any better, I went ahead.’;

Naughtpronoun

(archaic) Nothing.

‘Naught can come of this, you mark my words.’;

Notadverb

To no degree.

‘That is not red; it's green.’; ‘It's not you, it's me.’;

Naughtnoun

(archaic) Nothingness.

Notadverb

Used to modify superlatives to indicate the opposite or near opposite.

‘That day was not the best day of my life.’; ‘It was not my favorite movie of all time.’;

Naughtnoun

alternative spelling of nought

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Notconjunction

And not.

‘I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.’; ‘He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.’;

Naughtnumeral

alternative spelling of nought

Notinterjection

Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.

‘I really like hanging out with my little brother watching Barney... not!’; ‘Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not!’;

Naughtnoun

Nothing.

‘Doth Job fear God for naught?’;

Not

Wot not; know not; knows not.

Naughtnoun

The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.

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Notadjective

Shorn; shaven.

Naughtadverb

In no degree; not at all.

‘To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.’;

Notadverb

A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.

‘Not one word spake he more than was need.’; ‘Thou shalt not steal.’; ‘Thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.’; ‘The question is, may I do it, or may I not do it?’;

Naughtadjective

Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.

‘It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer.’; ‘Go, get you to your house; begone, away!All will be naught else.’; ‘Things naught and things indifferent.’;

Notadverb

negation of a word or group of words;

‘he does not speak French’; ‘she is not going’; ‘they are not friends’; ‘not many’; ‘not much’; ‘not at all’;

Naughtadjective

Hence, vile; base; naughty.

‘No man can be stark naught at once.’;

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Naughtnoun

a quantity of no importance;

‘it looked like nothing I had ever seen before’; ‘reduced to nil all the work we had done’; ‘we racked up a pathetic goose egg’; ‘it was all for naught’; ‘I didn't hear zilch about it’;

Naughtnoun

complete failure;

‘all my efforts led to naught’;

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