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1. nigh

adjective. ['ˈnaɪ'] not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.

Synonyms

  • hot
  • near
  • warm
  • distance
  • close
  • nearby

Antonyms

  • unconnected
  • distant
  • cold
  • cool

Etymology

  • neah (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Nigh

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • oversupply
  • standby
  • semidry
  • resupply
  • private-eye
  • misapply
  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • underlie
  • overfly
  • mistry
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • comply
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • retry
  • reply

Example sentences of the word nigh


1. Adjective
Once the roots begin rotting, the end is likely nigh for your plant.

Quotes containing the word nigh


1. So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man,When Duty whispers low, 'Thou must,' The youth whispers, 'I can.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson: Poems

2. If one’s life is so unsatisfying that an unhealthy activity brings a shred of happiness, it is nigh impossible to give it up unless something that brings greater happiness can be enjoyed in its stead. (28)
- Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

2. well-nigh

adverb. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.

Synonyms

  • most
  • almost
  • near
  • about
  • nearly
  • nigh

Antonyms

  • recede
  • go
  • far
  • generous

3. nigh

adverb. ['ˈnaɪ'] near in time or place or relationship.

Synonyms

  • close

Antonyms

  • unsexy
  • inactive

Etymology

  • neah (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. nigh

adjective. ['ˈnaɪ'] being on the left side.

Synonyms

  • left

Antonyms

  • unemotionality
  • passionless

Etymology

  • neah (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. nigh

adverb. ['ˈnaɪ'] (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.

Synonyms

  • most
  • almost
  • near
  • about
  • nearly
  • well-nigh

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • uncharged
  • old
  • tasteless

Etymology

  • neah (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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