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Yay vs. Nay

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Yayinterjection

(colloquial) An expression of happiness.

‘Yay! I have finally finished my work!’;

Nayinterjection

(archaic) no

Yaynoun

The letter for the y sound in Pitman shorthand.

Nayconjunction

or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.

‘His face was dirty, nay filthy.’;

Yaynoun

Cocaine (powder or crack).

Naynoun

A vote against.

‘I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.’;

Yaynoun

a branch of the Tai languages

Naynoun

A person who voted against.

‘The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed; the nays have it.’;

Naynoun

(archaic) A denial; a refusal. [https://books.google.com/books?id=uysQzJy9IwMC&pg=PA818&dq=%22word+nay+a+denial+refusal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwij_5CHi-3cAhWJ2FMKHWjCDdMQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=%22word%20nay%20a%20denial%20refusal%22&f=false]

Nayverb

(obsolete) To refuse.

Nayadjective

nary

Nayadverb

No; - a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. Opposed to aye or yea. See also Yes.

‘And eke when I say "ye," ne say not "nay."’; ‘I tell you nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.’; ‘And now do they thrust us out privily? nay, verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.’; ‘He that will not when he may,When he would he shall have nay.’;

Nayadverb

Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; - used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase.

Naynoun

Denial; refusal.

Naynoun

A negative vote; one who votes in the negative.

Nayverb

To refuse.

Naynoun

a negative;

‘the nays have it’;

Nayadverb

not this merely but also; not only so but;

‘each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique’;

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