1. not this merely but also; not only so but
- each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique
1. or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
1. a negative
- the nays have it
Sentences with nay as a noun:
- I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.
- The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed, the nays have it.
1. (obsolete) To refuse.