What does Nill mean?

Nill meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English nylle, nelle "is hesitant," from ne "no" (see no) + will (v.). Usually combined with might; the building in nill he, will he, when common, attested from c.1300, enduring principally in willy-nilly, which, however, reverses the most common Middle English term order. Latin indicated a similar idea in nolens volens.


Nill meaning in General Dictionary

to not will to refuse to reject

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  • becoming unwilling to will not act
  • Shining sparks tossed faraway from melted metal
  • to not ever will; to decline; to decline.
  • becoming hesitant; to won't act.
  • Shining sparks tossed faraway from melted metal.
  • Scales of hot iron through the forge.

Nill meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To not ever will; to decline; to reject.

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  • (v. i.) is unwilling; to will not act.
  • (n.) Shining sparks tossed faraway from melted metal.
  • (n.) Scales of hot iron from the forge.

Sentence Examples with the word Nill

Will I, nill I, the ineffable thing has tied me to him; tows me with a cable I have no knife to cut.

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