No vs. Nay
Difference Between No and Nay
Not any.no oneThere is no water left.No hot dogs were sold yesterday.No phones were at the store.No customer personal data will be retained unless it is rendered anonymous.There was no score at the end of the first period. (The score was 0-0.)
Hardly any.We'll be finished in no time at all.
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.
Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).No smokingThere's no stopping her once she gets going.
A vote against.I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.
Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.My mother's no fool.Working nine to five every day is no life.
A person who voted against.The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed; the nays have it.
, with comparatives more and less, and informally with certain other adjectives such as good, fun, and fair, except in|_|Scotland}} Not, not at all.It is a less physical kind of torture, but no less gruesome. (General)This is no different from what we've been doing all along. (General)The teacher’s ruling was no fair. (Informal)That game is no fun. (Informal)I just want to find out whether she's coming or no. (Scotland)
(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]
(obsolete) To refuse.
a negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement or disapproval
a vote not in favor, or opposing a propositionThe workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
a negative;the nays have it
a negative;his no was loud and clear
not this merely but also; not only so but;each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique
a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of;we have no bananasno eggs left and no money to buy anyhave you no decency?did it with no helpI'll get you there in no timehave some milksome roses were still bloominghaving some friends oversome applessome paper
referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present;he was no heavier than a child
not in any degree or manner; not at all;he is no better today
used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement;no, you are wrong