Synonyms for nil

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nil
Phonetic Transcription : nɪl

Définition of nil

Origin :
  • "nothing," 1833, from Latin nil, contraction of nihil, nihilum "nothing, not at all; in vain," from ne- "not" (see un-) + hilum "small thing, trifle," of unknown origin.
  • adj nonexistent
Example sentences :
  • Nil admirari is the motto of the Man of Taste in Building, where he is naturally at home.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • The practical effect of this was nil, for there was no longer anything to enforce.
  • Extract from : « A History of the United States » by Cecil Chesterton
  • At Dover the dock-people had generously charged me “nil” for dues.
  • Extract from : « The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy" » by John MacGregor
  • In this little paper let us keep to the text of nil nisi bonum.
  • Extract from : « Roundabout Papers » by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Nil desperandum; keep up your courage, and all will go well.
  • Extract from : « The Young Llanero » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • When detached from the racecourse or the card-table, his command of language was nil.
  • Extract from : « The Scarlet Feather » by Houghton Townley
  • And if these are not entirely satisfactory, the influence he can hope to wield will be nil.
  • Extract from : « Three Things » by Elinor Glyn
  • Its philosophic value is not great, its scientific utility is nil.
  • Extract from : « Theism or Atheism » by Chapman Cohen
  • Also, I discovered that their morality, where business was concerned, was nil.
  • Extract from : « Revolution and Other Essays » by Jack London
  • The effect was nil; I felt nothing, either in my head or my feet.
  • Extract from : « The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 » by Roald Amundsen

Antonyms for nil

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